In February 2013 I published a post called “Robert Taylor, Horseman” taken from a book by the late horse trainer Don Burt. Since that time, I have been informed that the book contains numerous inaccuracies and fabrications. For this reason, I have removed the post.
Nonetheless, here is a selection of photos of Robert Taylor and horses:
With horsewoman, stunt double and trainer Martha Crawford Cantarini:
At his ranch in the 1930s:
First photo: with Barbara Stanwyck
In England for the making of A Yank at Oxford:
3rd from left: Riding in a World War II victory parade with General Butler Miltonberger and Arthur P. Storz.
The Last Hunt (1956)
With Stewart Granger
The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
With Richard Widmark.
Saddle the Wind (1958)
With Julie London; 4th photo, Ursula Thiess.
Cattle King (1963)
With Robert Loggia.
Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
Return of the Gunfighter (1967)
With Ana Martin.
What a treat to see such a marvelous collection of Taylor horse photos. I will spend hours going over them. I last saw Bob in the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas in 1963. I believe he was there on a Weatherby Rifle promotion. I do know it just after I had seen The Miracle of the White Stallions. Bob chuckled as he told me that on his first day on the set he had arrived in a nice suede jacket, new ‘creased’ levi’s and new jodhpur boots. Col. Podhajsky (director of the Spanish Riding School) took one look at him and would not let him in with the horses in the ‘levis’. Sigh . . .
Hi Martha & giraffe44,
Which movies did Robert Taylor use his own horses?Looks like Ambush & The Devils Doorway was his horse & same horse…
Also who much time did it take for Robert Taylor to drive those chariots?
Hi, Becky, Mr. Taylor used his favorite horse, Tommy, in The Law and Jake Wade and probably Saddle the Wind. Martha Cantarini, a former stuntwoman, would know more. Judith
Becky, about the chariots, he did his own driving in the triumphal parade. Otherwise, it was stunt men and he was filmed in front of a green screen. I don’t know long it took. Judith
Thank you for the info on the Chariots & Robert Taylor
Watching > Return of the Gunfighter (1967) #RobertTaylor…. finally found it on the web….
I love this one, Becky. Even though he was so sick, he still did a great job. There are scenes where you can see he’s having trouble breathing. And the ending, when he walks away alone…so touching. Judith
Hi Judith…. I agree with you this was a great movie…. #RobertTaylor really did an awesome job…