He & Dale were genuinely good people. Walked the walk.
Even though Roy started in Ohio, as a shoe salesman IIRC, and Dale was a big band singer.
They lived the Life Western for sure.
A friend worked on the NYT and filched me a pic from their archives of Roy in a hotel room with Trigger, both on the floor, with Trig pulling a blanket over them.
What an unflappable horse he must have been
*friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon: Steppin' Out 1988-2004 Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015
One of Roy's adopted daughters wrote about riding Trigger down to the neighborhood store. She made IIRC mayonnaise sandwiches which they both shared. He was obviously a good family ride as well as a super star.
I can't think of any comparable horse stars now, but you certainly wouldn't ride such a recognizable horse around the neighborhood and park him outside of the store today.
"I couldn't fix your brakes, so I made your horn louder."