10 Most Famous Horses In History
Figure The Morgan Horse Figure was a small bay stallion who had remarkable attributes of being strong, fast and having a beautiful way of moving. He gained fame for having the abilities of a workhorse and the speed of a racehorse. This fame was heightened due to his offspring carrying these talents also. Thus, the Morgan Horse lineage was born. Copenhagen Copenhagen was a thoroughbred and Arabian stock and gained fame for carrying the Duke of Wellington for 17 hours in the Battle of Waterloo. When Copenhagen died one of his hooves was cut off as a souvenir, the Duke was extremely angry and the stolen hoof was found later and returned to him. The Duke's son turned the hoof into an ink stand. Marengo In the same battle except on the other side, Marengo carried Napoleon Bonaparte on his back. Marengo was a small grey Arabian horse, he was captured and taken to Britain until his death. His skeleton is preserved in the Imperial War Magazine in London. Comanche Comanche was a brave war horse and is known as the only survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Due to being wounded 12 times in different battles but persevering through all of them he was named 'Comanche' as a way to honor his bravery and steadfastness. Godolphon Arabian Godolphon is first heard of in history when he was given to King Louis XV of France as a diplomatic gift. However the stallion did not find favour in the King's eyes and was given away. He was the sire of several outstanding race horses, and his genetic impression on thoroughbred horses lives on even today. Seabiscuit Seabiscuit is the most popular film about a horse ever, telling the story about the stallion with little potential for racing despite his great ancestors. He finally found his stride due to persistent trainers and won huge races. Bucephalus Bucephalus is known to be a huge black stallion that was untamed until Alexander the Great took him in his hands. The skittish horse was finally quietened when Alexander turned him towards the sun, thus hiding his shadow which was the reason for his fears. Bucephalus was Alexander's favourite horse throughout his kingship. Sargent Reckless Sargent Reckless was a brave mare during the Korean war who was undeterred by enemy fire and dangerous conditions, would carry ammunition and wounded soldiers by herself. She was given a collection of war medals including 2 purple hearts and was retired with full military honours. Beautiful Jim Key Beautiful Jim Key was a horse performer and was known to be the smartest horse in the world. He could count and do math and spell words by selecting letters from an alphabet. Trigger One of the most famous tv horses was Trigger, a palomino stallion appeared in 81 of Roy Roger's staring movies and all 100 of his TV episodes. He was taxidermied after his death and sold in 2010 for $266,000.
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