Sometimes even the best of horses gotta call it a day. For two horses at Disneyland, this is the case as Reggie and Brother are retiring from pulling Main Street trolleys. It was often difficult to tell Disneyland’s pair of snow white draft horses apart as Reggie and Brother took turns taking visitors down Main Street U.S.A. in a vintage horse-drawn trolley.
One way to distinguish them was that Brother has a pink nose. The other major difference is their personalities. Brother isn’t a morning horse. Reggie typically took the morning shifts while Brother slept in the morning sun and picked up the later shifts.
The Two Horses Gallup Off Into the Sunset
Reggie and Brother have now retired and both have been adopted by a Disney cast member. After more than a decade of service, Reggie and Brother will spend their retirement living on a farm in the Northern California area.
Horse-drawn trolleys have been a Disneyland tradition since the park opened in 1955. The trolleys transport visitors along a route that travels along Main Street U.S.A. between the Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Disneyland train station.
Disneyland horses are considered cast members. Each of the horses has its own oversize cast member name tags in the tack room of Disneyland’s Circle D Ranch.
In addition to their Main Street U.S.A. duties, Reggie and Brother also appeared in city parades throughout Southern California and often pulled Cinderella’s Coach for fairy tale weddings at Disneyland.
Reggie and Brother have the same father, and came to Disneyland together from Blackpark Farms in Canada.
Both of the shire draft horses are 18 years old, weigh approximately 1,800 pounds and stand about 17 hands (5 foot 7 inches) at the spot where their necks meet their bodies.
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