//Silver the Lone Ranger’s horse.

Silver the Lone Ranger’s horse.

Silver the Lone Ranger’s horse.

Horses have been emblematic figures in the world of entertainment, especially cinema and television series. Silver is a horse that left its mark as a star not only in the television series but also on the big screen and if that were not enough in cartoons. Being a multifaceted around the audiovisual arts. That is why in this article deepen in relation to Silver the horse of the Lone Ranger.


Some notes about Silver and the lone ranger

  • Silver was a muscular horse, with an impressive stamp.
  • The Lone Ranger was created in 1933 by George Trendle for radio.
  • Clayton Moore starred a TV serie in most of the 221 episodes of 23 minutes presented over several seasons between 1949 and 1957.
  • In addition John Hart played the role between 1951 and 1953 over 26 episodes. Jay Silverheels was his faithful companion Tonto or Toro. The Lone Ranger was a Texas Ranger named John Reid, who was the only survivor of the attack of Butch Cavendish and his gang.
  • Then, Cured by Toro, Reid swore to help fulfill the justice of the west by wearing a mask. Armed with revolvers that fired silver bullets that could hurt but never kill, he rode on his faithful horse Silver. Meanwhile, Toro rode his Scout horse. Two films were also made on the big screen and resulted in a series of cartoons issued between 1966 and 1969.

Movie The Lone Ranger

The lone Ranger is a fictional character created by the writer Fran Striker. He is a masked Texas Ranger from the Old West of the USA, originally played by Paul Halliwell (voice on radio), who gallops to mend injustice with the help of his cunning and laconic henchman, the native Potawatomi named Tonto (“Toro” in Hispano-America that means Bull, this because the original name was considered pejorative). The phrase of the Lone Ranger would become famous, when mounted on his white horse Silver rode towards the setting sun saying: “Hi-yo, Silver, away!”.

Synopsis Movie The Lone Ranger

The story begins with the origins of the Lone Ranger. Where along with a group of Texas Rangers chase a band of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish. The band then mounts an ambush to the Rangers, in which apparently no survivors remain. However, a person manages to survive thanks to an American Indian named Tonto, who heals his wounds. The Ranger then puts on a mask and mounted on a white horse named Silver will try with his friend to do justice and bring the outlaws to justice. Toro (Johnny Depp), a Native American and spiritual warrior, and lawman John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites attracted by a similar fate who must join forces to fight greed and corruption.

Other media expresions

  • The Lone Ranger had 2,956 radio episodes
  • The Lone Ranger was a TV show that aired for eight seasons, from 1949 to 1957, and starred Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. Only five of the eight seasons had new episodes
  • Had six movies:
  1. The Lone Ranger (1956),
  2. The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958),
  3. The Return of the Lone Ranger (1961),
  4. The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981),
  5. The Lone Ranger (2003)
  6. The Lone Ranger (2013)


  • The first Lone Ranger novel appeared in 1936, and eventually 18 volumes were published
  • Two seasons of comic strips for newspapers were launched: from September 1938 to December 1971 and after between 1981 until 1984 by New York Times Syndicate.
  • In 1948, Western Publishing, with its publishing partner Dell Comics, launched a comic book series which lasted for 145 issues

Throughout history there have been numerous artistic expressions related to the lone ranger. The most important thing is that the lone ranger has become in its own right a mediatic phenomenon whose partner, the horse named Silver is one of the protagonists

To finish, the mark left by the horse in the arts is remarkable, not only in television and cinema. Also in the world of comics that of course has a large number of followers