Native Dancer, nicknamed the Grey Ghost, was one of the most celebrated and accomplished racehorses in history and was the first horse made famous through the medium of television. As a two-year-old, he was undefeated in his nine starts for earnings of $ 230,495, a record for a two-year-old. During his three years of racing, he won 21 of 22 starts.
Sham… Most people don’t know however that in 1973 both Sham and Secretariat broke the record for the fastest Kentucky Derby. Secretariat was faster by 2/5 of a second but Sham’s time was also faster than the record. Although he is usually remembered as just the horse that ran against Secretariat
Star - She was rescued with extreme damage to her feet and legs due to neglect and lack of proper hoof care for years. She was very emaciated and had lice. She didn't lose her limbs but is supported with braces. She's doing fabulously, even trotting and wearing braces 14 hours a day now. Amazing little girl. The true spirit of the horse!
Dale Evans on "Buttermilk"....a Gelding that was Rescued from the Slaughterhouse by a farmer. Meaner than Mean, it took time & patience for this Purebred Quarter Horse to Become a Loving Trusting Horse that Dale Evans Decided to Purchase as Her Own (like Roy did)..Called Him Buttermilk because of a pattern in the clouds 1 day. Buttermilk was Faster than Trigger & Roy had to ask Dale to Hold him back as Trigger was supposed to always be out front. Buttermilk lived to be 31 yrs old, like Trigger.
King Charles, Thoroughbred, foaled in 1937. Grandson of Man O' War and played the horse The Pie in National Velvet. Trained as a hunter and owned by a wealthy socialite, he was offered for use in the film. At the end of filming, the horse was gifted to Elizabeth Taylor, who fell in love with the horse prior to and during production and was an accomplished rider, on her birthday and remained with her the rest of his life.
Ruminaja Ali (Shaikh Al Badi x Bint Magidaa) A 1976 Egyptian Arabian stallion who has sired some of the finest halter horses in existence today. Not only was he U.S. Nation Reserve Champion Stallion, second only to Muscat but his sons and grandsons are still legends in the breed. Some of his most famous offspring include: Ali Jamaal, The Minstril (Sire of Thee Desperado), Anaza El Farid (Sire of Gazal Al Shaqab) and the list goes on!
During WW2 the US continued fielding horse cavalry units and practice training.The last horse Army cavalry charge took place against Japanese forces during fighting in Bataan in the village of Morong on 16 Jan 1942, by the 26th Cavalry Regiment of the Philippine Scouts.The 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop of the 10th Mountain Division,while not designated as U.S. Cavalry, conducted the last horse-mounted charge of any Army organization whilst engaged in Austria in 1945.