Buttermilk (horse) Dale Evans

Buttermilk (horse)

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BreedAmerican Quarter Horse
FoaledApril 13, 1941, Wyoming, United States
DiedOctober 7, 1972 (aged 31) California, United States
OwnerDale Evans (actress, singer)

Buttermilk (April 13 1941 – October 7 1972) was a buckskin Quarter Horse. He appeared in numerous Western films with his owner/rider, cowgirl star Dale Evans.

Buttermilk was ridden by Evans in the 1950s television series The Roy Rogers Show with her husband Roy Rogers who rode his PalominoTrigger. Both horses were extremely popular and became a marketing success with cast iron and plastic replicas, lamps, and dozens of other products purchased by adults and children.

After Buttermilk died in 1972, his hide was stretched over a plaster likeness and put on display at the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Victorville, California (the museum has since been relocated to Branson, Missouri).[1][2]

In 2010 the Branson museum was closed and all artifacts were sold including the Trigger and Buttermilk horses.[3]


  1. ^ “Buttermilk (1941 – 1972) – Find A Grave Memorial”. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. ^ “Happy Trails Forever™ – Preserving the Legacy of Roy Rogers & Dale Evans”. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  3. ^ “Trigger – “The Smartest Horse in the Movies””. Archived from the original on 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2013-06-08.

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