There are famous horses. I’ll bet you can think of a few with no effort at all.
Off the top of my head there were famous real horses, such as Alexander’s Bucephalous, Caesar’s strange toed-steed which I think was also Bucephalous, the Roman Senator Incitatus, Gen. Custer’s Comanche, and famous race horses like Dan Patch, Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat. While the October Horse was real in ancient history, does the Trojan Horse count as historical or fictional? It seems to gallop between history and fiction. But on the fiction side, think of Gandalf’s Shadowfax and Sam’s humbler Bill, Veillantif and Tencendur, Black Beauty, Flika, Trigger, Silver, Ed.
I watch the day by day reporting 150 years after the fact on the Civil War Daily Gazette.
Today we learn about another famous and very real horse, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s horse Traveller. Lee and Traveller met, 150 years ago today.
Canter on over and read about him here.