the movie star horse
trained by Ralph McCutcheon.
Jennifer Jones & Dice
Gregory Peck & Dice
. Columbia studios used Dice extensively
which established Mr. McCutcheon as the trainer & handler for any horse
work for that studio, thanks to Dice. After doing
the movie "Duel in the Sun" Dice loafed
around the McCutcheon stables in Van Nuys, California until 1958 when it
was evident Dice, 30 years old was finding life
too difficult and had to be put to sleep. The next time you watch the old
western movies you will see Dice in action again.
Dice and Jean Arthur in the movie "ARIZONA"
Dice pulling the wagon in one the 3 Stooges serials
Note: Loretta knew the horse trainers
Comments & Info From:
Dice was known for his extraordinary ability to 'track' exactly in his own tracks. This is hard for a horse to do but very important to the film maker who must set his cameras and lights perfectly. When Dice was to work a scene at liberty, the trainer would walk him along the path which he was to follow. Once they were ready to film, Dice was turned loose and cued for the speed they wanted. He never veered from the original walk-through. Black Diamond was the another who could do this (Les Hiton, trainer of Mr. Ed the talking horse, sometimes worked with Dice also), as could our pony, Pixie , although Pixie could not do it as consistently as they could.
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