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(From Old Corral image collection)
Tim McCoy - 1932
 
(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Tim McCoy - 1938



(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above, Tim McCoy on a white horse, circa early 1930s at Columbia Pictures. This was one of many mounts that McCoy rode during his film career. Below are pretty blonde Joyce Compton, Tim McCoy and his white hoss in FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE (Columbia, 1932). This is the "white horse with a mottled face and many names" which is detailed in the Trusty Steeds section on the Old Corral.


(Courtesy of Minard Coons)



(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above is a another still showing Tim McCoy during his early 1930s westerns for Columbia riding that horse with the mottling on its face.


(From Old Corral image collection)

Thx to Ernie Lanterman for his e-mail about the above photo and Tim McCoy: "... the above horse in the photo ... was not owned by the Colonel, but by Ringling Brothers and was used by him on one of his tours with them.  He refers to this photo in his autobiography Tim McCoy Remembers the West (Doubleday, 1977), saying that it represented what he wanted to convey to the public in his career, and was apparently a favorite picture of his.  For all his years aboard horses, both in film and prior to that in the US Cavalry, the Colonel never particularly cared for horses, nor bonded with them as so many of his peers and successors did.  He apparently saw them as transportation, or a needed prop for a Western star or circus performer.  This is made even more interesting by the fact that there were few western stars, from silents to today, who could outride the man."



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above are the members of Monogram's Rough Riders trio group circa 1941-42 --- from L-to-R are Buck Jones (on Silver), Raymond Hatton (on Lucky) and Tim McCoy (on Midnight?).



(Tablet cover courtesy of Les Adams)

This tablet cover shows Tim McCoy-Buck Jones-Raymond Hatton from the Rough Riders, but notice the variations on Hatton's paint. Lucky was ridden by Hatton, John 'Dusty' King (in the Range Busters) and Jimmy Wakely, and was one of several mounts used by Jack Randall. The above isn't Lucky.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - Buck Jones on Silver (who was also called Silver Buck), circa 1930-1931. Buck would acquire two more white horses - one named 'Sandy' and the other called 'Eagle'. Depending on the action or content in a particular scene or film, Buck would ride one of these horses - or he'd switch off and use two or three mounts in the film.



(Image courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above is a great 1930s shot of Buck Jones and his family ... and his several horses. From L-to-R are "Silver", wife Dell Jones, "Sandy", daughter Maxine Evelyn Jones, "Eagle",and Buck.



(Courtesy of Billie Zappone)

Above - a sepia publicity still of Buck and Silver, approximately 5x7 inches in size.  Unsure whether this was issued by Universal during Buck's days at the studio, or as a handout for his 'Buck Jones Club'.



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