I saw an old film clip of an elder Roy recite this poem from memory, with a tear in is eye. Roy said, "In all the years, over 100 movies, with all the tricks and stunts, he never saw ol Trigger stumble.
Trigger by Mike Bright
You've heard the tales of man and beast
Of how they rose to fame
Here's the story of a horse, that's true,
And Trigger was his name.
A Stable horse - that's what he was;
Just a horse on a movie lot.
But he caught the eye of a cowboy star,
And that horse won't be forgot.
He was a steed of rarest beauty
As he raced across the plain;
That golden palimino
With the flowing tail and mane.
We watched him at the rodeo
As he would rear and bow and prance
You've never seen a horse like that.
Why, that horse could even dance.
We watched him on the movie screen;
The greatest horse of all.
With the king of the cowboys on his back,
He held his head so tall.
When the outlaws got the upper hand
And there seemed to be no hope in sight;
When it seemed his master's doom was sure.
Ole Trigger took up the fight...
The smartest horse in the movies,
That's what they used to say.
But he's the smartest horse that ever lived
And ever came our way.