Hopalong Cassidy's horse was named Topper. The horse was discovered on a ranch in 1937 and named Topper by the wife of the actor who played Hopalong Cassidy on film and television. The horse was named after the "Topper" book series by Thorne Smith.
There were a total of 66 films depicting the adventures of fictional cowboy Hopalong Cassidy. Topper did not appear in the first film, which came out in 1935, but after Hopalong's actor William Boyd bought him in 1937, he was used in subsequent films, television episodes, and even parades and other public appearances. Boyd rode Topper until his retirement in 1953. Topper died in 1961 and is buried in Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park.Learn More
While the exact reason is unknown, there are several theories regarding why Nathaniel Hawthorne changed his last name. For example, some historians speculate that Nathaniel changed his last name from Hathorne to Hawthorne simply to change the way his surname was pronounced.Full Answer >
Barbie's horse and first pet was named Dancer. Barbie, whose full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, stands 11.5 inches tall. The popular doll is the figurehead of the American toy company, Mattel, Inc.Full Answer >
An adult female horse is called a mare. Female horses under 4 years old are called fillies. In the context of breeding, a mare is referred to as the dam. Mares kept for breeding are typically called broodmares.Full Answer >
A male horse used for breeding is called a stallion, whereas a neutered male horse is called a gelding. The term foal refers to a male or female horse that is less than a year old.Full Answer >