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(From Old Corral image collection)

Above is Rex Allen, 'The Arizona Cowboy', with his chocolate brown Koko, 'The Miracle Horse of the Movies'.  Many B western fans consider Koko as the most beautiful of the movie horses.  (Scuttlebutt is that Koko was originally going to be the mount of Dale Evans, but the horse was too much for her.)

Koko was a Morgan with a distinctive white mane, tail and blaze as well as a dark-brown coat (which appeared to be black in the black-and-white films).

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a picture of the grave marker for Koko (1940 - 1967). The horse is buried at the Railroad Park in Willcox, Arizona: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8425882



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - Rex Allen on Koko.



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The photo on the left is often identified as being Rex and Koko, but that is incorrect.

This horse is a 'no name' that Allen rode in his first oater before acquiring Koko. (Thanks to Sky Corbin for his help on straightening out this Koko vs 'no-name' horse issue.)




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As the B western era faded, Monte Hale rode the trails in a series at Republic, including UNDER COLORADO SKIES (Republic, 1947).  Most of the time, Hale rode a horse named Pardner ... or was it Partner ?


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Am unsure what horse Monte is riding in the above lobby card from UNDER COLORADO SKIES (Republic, 1947). It isn't Banner which had been earlier used by Don Barry and Allan Lane. Banner had a thin face blaze that ended above the nostrils. Click HERE for Andy Devine, Roy Rogers on the original Trigger, and Bob Nolan in a scene cropped from a lobby card from the Trucolor UNDER CALIFORNIA STARS (Republic, 1948). Devine is riding Banner, and Nolan is riding the same horse in the above lobby card.



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