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Some Famous Horses

Babieca horse of Ruy Diaz or El Cid whose last instruction was that his body be secured on Babieca, in full armor and with sword raised. When they led the Spanish knights into battle, the moors fled, crying that El Cid had risen from the dead.

Ball Brigadier General Francis Marion’s sorrel gelding he captured and named after a British colonel he defeated in a battle near Georgetown, South Carolina

Bijou horse of Count Johan Augustus Sandels, Swedish Fieldmarshall, Finnish War 1808-1809

Black Bess highwayman Dick Turpin's horse

Black Nell  Wild Bill Hickok's horse

Black Jack last Quartermaster-issued U.S. Army horse, died February 6, 1976

Blackie Chief Sitting Bull’s horse

Blueskin one of General Washington's horses

Brown Beauty Paul Revere borrowed this horse for his famous ride

Bucephalus Alexander the Great's horse, name means “oxhead”

Burmese Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite, a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Buttermilk Dale Evans' horse

Byerly Turk one of three stallions from whom all Thoroughbreds are descended

Champion Gene Autrey's horse

Chetak war horse of Rana Pratap of Mewar in India

Cincinnati one of Ulysses S. Grant's horses, his favorite

Clever Hans a horse who was supposedly taught to communicate with humans by way of an elaborate “keyboard”

Comanche of mustang origin, sole survivor of General George Custer's command at the Battle of the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876

Coolcorron Cool Diamond Bay, highest ranking Irish Sport Horse stallion in show jumping

Copenhagen Duke of Wellington's horse he rode at the Battle of Waterloo

Darley Arabian one of three stallions from whom all Thoroughbreds are descended

Diablo The Cisco Kid's horse

Echo former Metropolitan police horse, survived the 1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park

Eclipse the horse who won every race he entered, and whose descendants include Desert Orchid, Arkle and all but three of the Derby winners of the past fifty years

El Alamein President Ronald Reagan’s favorite white Arabian stallion

Gato one of Aimé Tschiffely’s Criollo horses who travelled from Buenos Aires to Washington in the 20s.

Gazala horse of Baldwin I of Jerusalem

Godolphin Arabian  one of three stallions from whom all Thoroughbreds are descended

Gun Rock offspring of Man O' War used in the 1920s at UC Davis to breed horses for the U.S. Army Cavalry

Halla famed show jumping champion, with two world championships (1954 and 1955) and three Olympic gold medals (1956 and 1960)

Hollywood Dun It all-time leading reining sire and Quarter Horse

Huaso Chilean bred horse, holder of the high jump world record set in Chile in 1949, one of the world's longest unbroken sport records

Incitatus Emperor Caligula's horse

Isham Buffalo Bill Cody's white horse

Jim Key "Smartest Horse in the World," a star attraction at 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

Jim former milk cart horse used to produce diphtheria antitoxin; contamination of this antitoxin inspired the Biologics Control Act of 1902

Justin Morgan foundation sire of the Morgan horse breed

Kasztanka horse of Józef Piłsudski, likely the most famous Polish horse

Kincsem (1874–1887) the most successful Thoroughbred race horse ever, who won 54 races for 54 starts

King a foundation sire of the Quarter Horse breed

Kitty horse belonging to Marshal of Finland Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

Lexington US Civil War General William T. Sherman’s horse; Sherman also rode Dolly and Sam

Llamrei steed of King Arthur

Mancha one of Aimé Tschiffely’s Criollo horses who travelled from Buenos Aires to Washington in the 20s.

Marengo Napoleon's horse

Matsukaze personal horse of Maeda Keiji

Mill House one of the most famous British race-horses in the twentieth century

Old Sorrel Stonewall Jackson's horse (sometimes call Little Sorrel or Fancy)

Palomo Simon Bolivar’s horse

Pinto the Morab who was the only horse to complete the 20,352 miles in the early twentieth century, the longest continuous journey yet made

Prometea born May 28, 2003, the first cloned horse and the first to be born from and carried by its cloning mother

Red Buck Emmett Dalton’s horse

Red Fox Jesse James’s horse

Red Rum one of the most famous British race-horses in the twentieth century

Rocinante Don Quixote's horse

Sampson tallest horse ever recorded; stood 21.2½ hands high

Scout Tonto's horse

Secretariat an American Thoroughbred racehorse; in 1973, became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in twenty-five years

Sefton cavalry horse that survived the 1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park despite being penetrated by nails, metal, and scorched by fireballs

Serko who carried his Russian rider Dmitri Peshkov across Siberia – in winter

Silver The Lone Ranger's horse

Streiff Gustavus Adolphus’s horse at the battle of Lützen

Tarzan white stallion of actor Ken Maynard

Thunder Red Ryder's horse

Tony Tom Mix’s horse

Tornado El Zorro's horse

Traveller US Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee's horse

Trigger Roy Rogers' Palomino

Virginia US Civil War Maj. Gen. Jeb Stuart’s horse credited with saving Stuart from capture by jumping an enormous ditch

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