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(Courtesy of Richard Schwert)

Above are Chief Thunder Cloud (Victor Daniels) and a young Dick Schwert atop Sunny (AKA Scout and Good Scout) in Burbank, California, circa 1942. Sunny was owned by Chief Thunder Cloud and he rode him in several films, including the chapterplay THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN (Republic, 1939).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are Linda Perry, Dick Foran, and Foran's trusty palomino Smoke (Smoky) in LAND OF THE LAW (Warners, 1937). Smoke was also owned by Victor Daniels (Chief Thunder Cloud). In the opening titles of the Foran oaters, this horse sometimes was credited --- sometimes as "Smoky" and sometimes as "Smoke".



Above are the unmasked Bob Livingston on Silver Chief (portraying the Lone Ranger's horse Silver) and Chief Thunder Cloud on Sunny (portraying Tonto's horse Scout) in a scene from THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN (1939).



(From Old Corral image collection)

With Ken Maynard's exit from Monogram's Trail Blazer trio westerns, Chief Thunder Cloud was hired as the replacement. In the publicity still above, Thunder Cloud is on the left riding Rusty the Wonder Horse ... along with the other Trail Blazers' stars, Bob Steele (center) and Hoot Gibson (right). Daniels was billed third in the advertising media and cast credits. Rusty the Wonder Horse was ridden by Jack Randall and Tom Keene, and Gibson even rode this talented horse in earlier Trail Blazers' adventures.


Below are photos of the grave markers of Smoke and Sunny, two horses owned by Victor Daniels (Chief Thunder Cloud).

You can see both Smoke and Sunny in the Foran CALIFORNIA MAIL (Warners, 1936). Sunny is heroine Linda Perry's hoss while Foran is on Smoke. But he also rides Sunny at around the mid point of the film.

The markers are old and the inscriptions are somewhat difficult to read, so I've included that info under each photo.  Special thanks to Mike Dearbaugh for the photos.  Both horses are buried at the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in Calabasas, California. The park is called S.O.P.H.I.E. (Save Our Pets' History in Eternity). Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has info on both horses:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=640416&GRid=10154&pt=%20Smoke&
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=640416&GRid=10155&pt=%20Sunny&



(Courtesy of Mike Dearbaugh)

The inscription on the above grave marker reads:

1923                1952
Sunny
"Good Scout"
Famous Horse of Stage & Screen
Beloved Pet
of
Chief & Mrs. Thunder Cloud



(Courtesy of Mike Dearbaugh)

The inscription on the above grave marker reads:

1931                1954
Smoke
Famous Horse of Stage & Screen
Beloved Pet
of
Chief & Mrs. Thunder Cloud



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