What is Tontos horses name?
Tonto’s horse is named “Scout.” He’s a spotted palamino or “paint.” Originally, Tonto rode double with the Lone Ranger on Silver. After a publicity photo was taken of the Lone Ranger and Tonto this way, WXYZ wisely decided to give Tonto his own steed. Scout was originally supposed to be solid white like Silver, but when they made the movie serials they realized that it would make Silver less impressive that way, so Scout was changed. Despite rumors to the contrary, Scout was always named Scout. The Lone Ranger’s nephew, Dan Reid rode the son of Silver, Victor. Correction: Hunter Hampton (HHamp5246@aol.com) mailed me to say that Scout is actually a Pinto (bay and white.) Correction#2: It appears that Scout *did* have another name, well sort of. According to Wes Tom (Wwtom@aol.com), Scout was called “White Feller” in the early Lone Ranger novels. You can decide whether or not that counts.