Did John Wayne really ride horses?
Yes, John Wayne ( the Actor known for his Westerns and War movies ) started out as a stunt rider in the late 1920s through early to mid 1930s.
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Yes. The most serious riding accident John Wayne has was in 1969 during the filming of The Undefeated. He fell from his horse and fractured three ribs.
Yes, he was an excellent rider.
Of course he did just watch his movies.
No not to death but he rode them in films, he loved horses.
I was told by a lady in Big Bear Ca. ( a small shop owner ) that she did. This was more than 30 years ago and even if she is still alive today I'm sure the shop is gone. Unfor…tunately I don't remember her name. She did show me her SAG card that she said that he got for her as a Thank You from him. She also showed me many photos of them together. True ? You will have to decide for yourself like I did. Greg...
Onscreen Wayne rode chestnut colored Quarter Horses with tall stockings and a wide blaze. It's almost impossible to tell which one was Duke, Dollar, ect.
A Palomino QH. Appears almost a Buckskin but no black legs.
Yes. Wayne was an excellent rider.
John Wayne had a film career that lasted more than 50 years. It would be impossible for him the use the same horse but his later movies he did use his own horse, a 16HH chestn…ut Quarter Horse who went by the name Dollar.
John Wayne rode a liver chestnut colored quarter horse in the movieMcClintock. The name of the horse was Alamo and was also used inthe movie The Alamo.
Earlier western films used American Saddlebreds, probably they were the most available. With the birth of the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) the Quarter Horse repla…ced other breeds of film horses. John Wayne rode tall (16HH at least) chestnut colored Quarter Horses, usually with a blaze and stockings. Shortly before his death, Wayne sold his personal horse, a Quarter Horse named Dollar, for $15,000. Dollar can be seen in his last movies including The Shootist, circa 1976.
Banner, the dark bay with the narrow stripe on his face was said to be Wayne's favorite due to his docile nature. Wayne was no lover of horses but he did appreciate a well-tra…ined one. Banner made several pictures with Wayne (Angel And The Badman) during the late 1940s and early 1950s and was also ridden by other screen cowbows such as Andy Devine in old Roy Rogers westerns. Banner was owned by the Fat Jones Stables of Los Angeles, who also supplied the horses for TV's long-running western Bonanza and others. Banner passed on to 'greener pastures' in the mid 1990s of the wobbles. RIP Banner.
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Mr. Wayne had a series of horses that were his personally. The horse he owned until shortly before his death was a registered Quarter Horse named Dollar. When Wayne got the wo…rd about his terminal cancer he sold the horse for $15,000.
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If the script asked for it then he did. That would be the only time Wayne would have been riding since he didn't really care for horses and would not have spent his leisure ti…me in the saddle.
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I think in Cahill:US Marshal Wayne was forced to ride a mule (donkey/horse cross) due to lack of a better mount. There may have been other movies where he rode a mule but I ca…n't remember.
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Wayne was never very fond of horses, regardless they played a huge part in his career.
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In his earlier movies many times he rode Saddlebred's, the horse of choice in the golden age of Hollywood. But in the 1940's the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) was …organized and the shift to the athletic and easy-going Quarter Horse began to replace other breeds. From the 1960's on, Wayne was usually mounted on Quarter Horses. The exception was El Dorado, when Howard Hawks chose a very loud Appaloosa, which Wayne had a strong dislike.