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This page: http://petticoatsandpistols.com/2011/04 ... f-bonanza/ says that the original Cochise was named Tomahawk. The author admits she didn't find much information on Chub. Of course, she may have been mistaken.heartbeatgirl wrote:I was always given to understand that the original "Cochise" who had to be destroyed after a vicious attack was called "Tomahawk"! So did both horses have the same name?
But this page http://www.tvacres.com/horses_catrwright.htm also mentions Tomahawk as the real name for Joe's horse. Maybe...
(bolding is mine)Each of the family's four members rode a different horse.
Little Joe (Michael Landon) the youngest members rode Cochise, a black and white pinto piebald (also Paint)
Eric "Hoss" Cartwright (Dan Blocker) rode a horse called Chubb (also Ginger & Paiute);
Adam Cartwright (Pernell Roberts), the eldest son rode a gelding named Sport (also Beauty)
Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene), the patriarch of these fine boys rode a buckskin gelding named Buck.
The horses real names were Tomahawk, Dunny Waggoner, Slippers and Streak. They were sold in 1969 for approximately $19,000.
One would think that the order of the horses' Bonanza names would match the order of the list of real names. But I have a hard time believing that Chubs' real name was "Dunny Waggoner", since Ben's horse was the dun.
There is a lot of conflicting information about the Bonanza horses - just like the human actors! For instance, I've seen stories saying James Arness also rode Buck on "Gunsmoke", then reading someone else saying that's a false rumor.
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