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    Horse-drawn Streetcars

    I'm sure somebody out there knows the names of the various horses used to pull the streetcar. I'm particularly interested in finding out the name of this one, as I'm putting together a photo journal thingy for my family. The only horse that I know for sure is "Chief" and this ain't him. Obscure question I know, but I figure there's a Streetcar expert out there somewhere!



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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    Quote Originally Posted by 5hr drive View Post
    I'm sure somebody out there knows the names of the various horses used to pull the streetcar. I'm particularly interested in finding out the name of this one, as I'm putting together a photo journal thingy for my family. The only horse that I know for sure is "Chief" and this ain't him. Obscure question I know, but I figure there's a Streetcar expert out there somewhere!


    According to a Cast Member friend who once worked at Circle-D (and is thinking about transferring back) they have both 'real' names and 'on stage' names.

    Don't know if that confuses the horses or gives them an identity crisis.

    I once talked with one of the drivers and she told me both names for the one she was driving at the time but it has slipped my mind ...

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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    Wow, this hasn't gotten anywhere has it? Let me expand my question a little and ask if anyone knows the names (either on-stage or off) for any of the horses. If nobody knows then I guess I've got a little project for my next trip in April!

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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    Sorry, but nope don't know any of the horses, but I think that is a good project for someone here. It would be fun to know their names. They are Cast Members after all. And pretty hard working ones too.
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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    I know a few on stage names. Tyson is a large white horse. Then there is also King and Scott. King is a large brown horse with a large white spot on his face. Scott is very similar. Here are the ones I am sure of.

    This is King.



    This is Tyson.



    This is Scott



    I also met this horse but I can't remember or make out his name.



    As you can see none of these horses is the one in your picture. Sorry about that. Good Luck finding out. And if anyone knows which horse this last one is, post the answer here.
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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    Thanks Melonballer! Until someone does better you can consider yourself the resident streetcar expert here on Micechat! That last one might be Chief, but it's too hard to say 100% for sure from the picture. I'm glad I posed this question, looks like we've found something new to research!

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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    Quote Originally Posted by 5hr drive View Post
    Thanks Melonballer! Until someone does better you can consider yourself the resident streetcar expert here on Micechat!
    At least, the resident "horse-name" expert. If you you want to know about the horsecars themselves, there are others that know more.

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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    I remember there is one named Bert...
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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    What's with Tyson's spats, er mudflaps ?

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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    Is the horse in your pic a boy or girl? How long ago was the pic taken? It looks a lot like a horse we would see a lot a few years back, but who has since been retired. Her (stage) name was Callie.
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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    One of them has a jumpy personality, I think it's Scott.

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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    I think there was one name Vern... or something like that. I know that if you get in the car and look right above the "Controllers" head you will see the horse's Nametag
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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    I'm not sure who that one is, but here are the ones I do know. . well actually, I'm not sure how accurate my info is, but I've had someone who works there tell me who the following are. .

    (sorry for the blurry picture)


    Supposedly that is a 4 year old Belgian mare named Hazel. Which to me seems suspect since most horses at 4 are still pretty goofy. . .

    That is Barney

    Chief (being driven by Maria)



    That is Chief again being driven by Scott.

    Okay sorry I can't be of more help!! I have a big love of the Carriage horses and my long term goal is to retire and work in DL with the horses. . . Lol. Hope you find out who your mystery horse is!!



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    Re: Horse-drawn Streetcars

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    What's with Tyson's spats, er mudflaps ?

    Lol, those are bell boots and I imagine they are there to keep the chains and the bar attachment to the streetcar from hitting the back of his leg. Usually they use bell boots in front when your horse hits the front legs with their back legs. It saves a lot of damage to the horses legs and keeps shoes on! The front boots are splint boots and they are there to give support. I like the term Mudflaps best though.



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