the lone ranger


Does anyone out there know if Clayton Moore owned Silver? Or was Silver a studio owned animal? Been curious snce I was a kid, back in the 50's. Thanks!

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From what I can find, no, Clayton Moore did not own Silver. Actually, there were two Silvers.

Silver #1 was picked by Clayton Moore personally from horse stock at a ranch in California. Silver's original name was White Cloud. Silver #1 didn't do many tricks, but he did a spectacular high rear and would stand still for anyone - a good skill to have for a "movie" horse.

It's not clear where Silver #2 came from (east coast breeder? farm in Iowa?) but in 1949 he was purchased from a man in Peoria, IL by George W. Trendle who owned The Lone Ranger show at the time.

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Thanks for the update on Silver. Interesting information.

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Did Pat Brady own Nelliebelle?



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