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(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above, Max Terhune with Banjo. Terhune often rode a rental horse named Banjo, which was the same animal that was ridden by Russell Hayden in the Hopalong Cassidy adventures.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Banjo Gets Fired!  Hayden rides Copper.  Above tidbit from THE THREE MEN FROM TEXAS pressbook.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Russell Hayden, Shirley Patterson (later, Shawn Smith) and Bob Wills of Texas Playboys fame, in a scene from Hayden's THE VIGILANTES RIDE (Columbia, 1944).  Hayden is riding Copper which has a smaller white face blaze than Banjo. I originally thought that Wills' mount was the famous overo paint horse Dice (real name: Pair O'Dice) that was owned and trained by Ralph McCutcheon. But after viewing many photos, films and TV programs, this paint appears to be Ralph McCutcheon's Diablo, which in later years, became the mount used by Duncan Renaldo in his Cisco Kid films at United Artists as well as the CK TV program. Wills also had a white or palomino steed that was named Clover. Check out the profile on Dice and Diablo in the Old Corral Trusty Steeds section.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above are the members of the final Monogram Range Busters team --- from L-to-R are Max Terhune on Banjo, Dennis Moore on Cloudy, and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan. Corrigan rode a white which some people have called Sultan (???). In actuality, Corrigan rode many white horses during the Range Busters. In this photo, he's riding Silver (Silver Chief), the white horse from the Lone Ranger serials (and lots more films).



Above is a screen capture of Ray Corrigan and John King from the Range Busters film SADDLE MOUNTAIN ROUNDUP. Note the Pi shaped brand on Corrigan's white horse.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above are Range Busters' Ray 'Crash' Corrigan and John 'Dusty' King on Lucky/Tex, the paint horse which was also used by Raymond Hatton, Jimmy Wakely, others. Corrigan's white steed is Silver (Silver Chief) - see the Trusty Steeds section on that horse.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

There's always exceptions! Above are Max Terhune (on Banjo) Ray 'Crash' Corrigan (on Silver/Silver Chief) and John 'Dusty' King on an unknown paint horse, not Lucky/Tex. Scene still is from Range Busters #7, WRANGLER'S ROOST (Monogram, 1941).



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From L-to-R are Max Terhune (on Banjo), Bob Livingston (on Jack Perrin's Starlight), and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan (on ?) in HIT THE SADDLE (Republic, 1937), one of the early Three Mesquiteers adventures.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above is Bob Livingston riding Silver (Silver Chief).




(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Who said that Ray Corrigan couldn't ride --- but what was the name of the horse(s) he used in the early Three Mesquiteers films? Note that this animal is different than the horse Corrigan is riding in the Trio photo above (no white stocking on front leg).



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