(Photo Courtesy of Minard Coons)
Above, Jimmy Wakely atop Sonny in a scene from PARTNERS OF THE SUNSET (Monogram, 1948).
(Image courtesy of Les Adams)
Above is a tidbit from the pressbook for OKLAHOMA BLUES (Monogram, 1948) with the announcement that Lucky was given away on the QUEEN FOR A DAY radio show, and Wakely had gotten a new mount.
Above, Jimmy Wakely ridin' the paint horse Lucky. In addition to Wakely, 'Lucky' was ridden by Raymond Hatton (in the Rough Riders series and later films with Johnny Mack Brown), John 'Dusty' King (in the Range Busters) and was one of several mounts used by Jack Randall in his Monogram series.
Above, Whip Wilson came along during the closing days of the B western to star in a series at Monogram Pictures. He was provided with a huge white horse named Silver Bullet. The name was later shortened to Bullet. And still later the name was changed to Rocket because Roy Rogers was using a dog named Bullet in his pictures. Below, from L-to-R are Steve Clark, Whip Wilson and Andy Clyde in ABILENE TRAIL (Monogram, 1951).
(From Old Corral image collection)