Horses and Hollywood
Horses and Hollywood traced the story of the horse in film and television. Western film legend John Wayne was once quoted as saying, “Nothing is as exciting as a horse. Planes, cars, trains are okay for speed. But for excitement, there’s nothing like a horse.” Filmmakers have understood this sentiment since the beginning of the industry. Horses were a favorite subject of early film pioneer Thomas Edison. Traditionally, the movie and television horse has not been able to achieve stardom on its own. With a few exceptions, the great movie horses have been partners of the great movie cowboys.