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(From Old Corral image collection)

When Tex Ritter began his western films with producer Ed Finney at Grand National Pictures in the late 1930s, they used rental horses for Tex.  A few years later, Tex acquired his own White Flash, and in fact, had several animals to use in films and public appearances.  Glenn Randall was the trainer.  During Tex's Grand National and Monogram series, the pressbooks and poster art generally showed a credit of 'and his horse White Flash'.  That credit disappeared during Ritter's 1940s work for Columbia, Universal and PRC.  The real White Flash was about 25 years old and blind when Ritter had him put away in 1961.



(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

In the still above, possibly from STARLIGHT OVER TEXAS (Monogram, 1938), Tex hadn't yet acquired the real White Flash so he rode White Hoss #2 - Jack Perrin's Starlight.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, from L-to-R are Snub Pollard, Ritter, and Horace Murphy in a still from FRONTIER TOWN (Grand National, 1938).  Murphy played Tex's sidekick who was named'Stubby' or 'Ananias'. Silent film clown Pollard used 'Pee Wee' as his moniker.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, Ritter on White Flash and Sugar Dawn on her pony Chiquita in PALS OF THE SILVER SAGE (Monogram, 1940).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - Tex and trusty steed White Flash in a lobby card from TAKE ME BACK TO OKLAHOMA (Monogram, 1940).



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