Trigger. originally named Golden Cloud, was a 15.3 hands palomino horse, made famous in American Western films with his owner/rider, cowboy star Roy Rogers. Trigger's sire was a Thoroughbred and his dam a grade (unregistered) mare who, like Trigger, was a palomino.
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.
This photo was taken in May 2004 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The horse, Stephan's Angel, was not very happy being saddled for the Miss Preakness Stakes and leaped straight up in the air. She went on to finish second in the race and is now a broodmare on a farm in Kentucky. This photo was printed in Mid Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine and won the Eclipse Award for best thoroughbred horse racing photo of 2004.
in the 50's Snowman was bought on a whim from an auction before being sent to slaughter to become a children's lesson horse, and within two years he was a famed show jumping champ. but he was always a kids' horse at heart.