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(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above is Jay Wilsey/Buffalo Bill Jr. during his sound era starring roles and wearing his usual range costume which consisted of a dark shirt, chaps, and a single six-gun. Note the two different horses.



(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above are Jack Perrin with Starlight, and on the far right is Rex, "King of the Wild Horses", in a scene from GUARDIANS OF THE WILD (1928), one of the Perrin and Rex Universal silents.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Jack Perrin was a range hero during silents as well as early talkies.  By the mid 1930s, his starring career was over and he drifted into supporting roles and bit parts. Above are Perrin and Starlight with heroine Virginia Brown Faire in a scene from RAINBOW RIDERS (Reliable, 1934), one of the Bud 'n' Ben western shorts featuring Perrin and Benny Corbett. Starlight was used by a variety of western movie heroes - check out the Trusty Steeds page White Hoss #2 - Jack Perrin's "Starlight".



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - Reb Russell made a batch of cheap oaters in the mid 1930s for Willis Kent.  Russell gave up on Hollywood and joined the Russell Brothers Circus and Downey Brothers Circus.  His mount during the films and circus days was a white named Rebel.  In the above photo from BORDER VENGEANCE (Willis Kent, 1935), prolific supporting player Hank Bell has the drop on Reb and Rebel.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above, Wally Wales and trusty steed Silver King in a production still from CARRYING THE MAIL (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934). 'Silver King' was once owned by silent western star Fred Thomson.



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Above is a well worn lobby card from TRAILS OF DANGER (National Players/Big 4, 1930), one of the early talkies starring real life cowpoke Wally Wales.  The gal is Virginia Brown Faire. Wales is not riding Silver King, but is using the "horse with a mottled face and many names" which is documented in the Trusty Steeds/Movie Horse section on the Old Corral. Wales was one of the moderately successful silent heroes who failed to maintain that stardom in talkies. By the mid 1930s, he changed his name to Hal Taliaferro and became a prolific supporting player at Republic and Columbia. He also was one of the five Rangers in the THE LONE RANGER (Republic, 1938) serial.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is a lobby card of Fred Thomson and Silver King from SILVER COMES THRU (FBO, 1927).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Bill Cody was another of the lower echelon silent western heroes who wasn't very successful in talkies.  Cody had several western series, including a brief series for Spectrum in the mid 1930s (and his replacement at Spectrum was Fred Scott, the Silvery-Voiced Buckaroo).  Cody rode a nice looking paint named Chico.



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Above - Jack Hoxie is atop the white charger Dynamite, the Wonder Horse (which may have been his trusty hoss 'Scout' renamed as 'Dynamite') in a scene from GOLD (Majestic, 1932), one of Hoxie's half dozen sound westerns.

During his silent starring days, he rode a variety of horses including a paint and several white horses named Scout and White Fury.

In his six Majestic sound oaters, Hoxie rode at least three different cayuses. In GOLD (Majestic, 1932), the white horse has few markings and ye Old Corral webmaster has not identified the animal (this may be Hoxie's Scout). In LAW AND LAWLESS (Majestic, 1932), Jack rides the horse I've labeled the "white horse with a mottled face and many names" which I believe came from the Fat Jones stables. And in TROUBLE BUSTERS (Majestic, 1933), he rides Jack Perrin's 'Starlight'. You'll find more on both horses in the Trusty Steeds/Movie Horse section on the Old Corral.



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