In my last post I asked the question: “Who was Ben Cartwright or Little Joe’s horse? Or Clint Eastwood or Matt Dillon’s? I know you’ve been dying to know so let’s get that out of the way. According to Bobby Copeland’s “Silent Hoofbeats”, Ben rode Buck, Little Joe rode Cochise and Concho, Clint Eastwood, Midnight and Matt Dillon, Buck. So now let’s test your memory with a little quiz. Can you match the cowboy with his horse? If your memory is as good as mine is getting to be, you should get at least 3 right.
1) Tom Mix a) Sonny and Thunder
2) Buck Jones b) Champion
3) Ken Maynard c) Trigger
4) Hopalong Cassidy d) Tarzan
5) Roy Rogers e) Tony
6) Gene Autry f) Silver
7) Lone Ranger g) Koko
8) Johnny Mack Brown h) Topper
9) Rex Allen i) Silver (another)
10) Bill Elliot j) Rebel
Answers: 1-e, 2-i, 3-d; 4-h; 5-c; 6-b; 7-f; 8-j; 9-g; 10-a
So, buckaroos, how did you do? Here’s the grading scale:
0-2 right: you haven’t watched enough B-Westerns
3-4 right: just average but if you did not get Trigger and Champion right you get an automatic F.
5-6 right: Trail Boss status
7-8 right: Cowboy Scholar
9-10 right: you are in the Jerry Campbell league and will be nominated to the Cowboy Hall of Fame!
You know, actors are just that: actors. They pretend to be someone they really aren’t. But have you ever wondered if any of those silver screen cowboys were real cowboys or at least real horsemen? More on that next time. Until then, goodbye, good luck and may the good Lord take a likin’ to ya!
The Wannabe Cowboy
April 15, 2014
Hopalong … Topper
Lone Ranger … Silver
Roy … Trigger
The rest were before my time and would just be guessing on my part.
Darn poor. Think I’ll chug a bottle and shoot myself in the foot.
Oh … I did get Gene too … Champion.
But I’m sadly just and “Average” wannabe cowboy.
Reblogged this on My Favorite Westerns and commented:
This is a Hard Western Fans quiz … if you don’t know know your Westerns from the 40’s and 50’s …
Give her a try just for fun …
Marilyn Armstrong said:
Totally terrific trivia! Gotta share this 🙂
Fun! Unfortunately, I’m mediocre. Aw well. 🙂
Garry Armstrong said:
I’m ‘umbled. Just 5. Got Mix, Hoppy, Roy, Gene & Lone. Not nearly enough to ride tall in the saddle. The old man was right…