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National Velvet (TV Series 1960– ) Poster

(1960– )

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The producers found the three-year-old stallion in a show ring in Palo Verde, California and he wasn't even broken to ride.
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The trainer Kenneth Lee thought it was too dangerous for a twelve-year-old girl to ride a stallion, so he had him altered, and he became a perfect gentleman for the rest of his life.
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Lori Martin really didn't know anything about horses so they gave horse Trainer Kenneth Lee six weeks to teach her how to ride and get along with the horse.
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Lori Martin did most of riding in the show, but for some of the big jumps, like water jumps and things, they used a double.
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The horse King had a double named Chief, and you could hardly tell them apart.
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After the series ended, the production company kept King because they thought they might do a spin-off with Velvet's little brother Donald and his Shetland pony Tiny. A pilot was shot, but it didn't sell.
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In 1962, King and the rest of the horses from the series were sold to Bob Frisch, whose family owned the Bob's Big Boy restaurants.
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Trainer Kenneth Lee took the horses and the Shetland pony to a children's home outside of Cincinnati for the owners, where he'd show off all their different tricks.
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