When you're on a horse, it becomes part of you.
Its surprisin how much you can look forward to the morning when there's a horse waitin on you.
Quote by Elvis.**
The horses at Graceland are reminiscent of the time when Elvis lived there.
Elvis owned a Golden Palomino named Rising Sun which was his favorite horse. In fact, for a while, Elvis referred to the barn at Graceland as, “House of Rising Sun.” There was a descendent of Rising Sun in the pasture at Graceland, until Suns Reflection died during the summer of 2009. Mare Ingram was a mixed breed bay Elvis named after William Ingram the mayor of Memphis at the time Elvis bought the horse. Elvis named the horse Mare Ingram after Mayor Ingram had a long stretch of Highway 51 South, which runs in front of Graceland, renamed Elvis Presley Blvd. Elvis also owned a Tennessee Walking Horse named Ebony’s Double, which he taught to drink Pepsi® from a can, a trick the horse continued to do for many years after.* Ebonys Double died at Graceland in January 2005 at the ripe old age of 32.
Elvis riding Rising Sun.
Rising Sun grazing in the pasture with Lisa Maries Shetland pony, Moriah.
Several of the horses at Graceland.
Max, new horse at Graceland with his previous owner, Carole-Terese
Candy and Tucker, new horses at Graceland.
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*This text courtesy of Graceland’s Rising Sun Fan Club newsletter, September 2000 edition. All photos except one of multiple horses , Elvis riding Rising Sun, and one of Graceland Horse courtesy of Gracelands Rising Sun Fan Clubs Newsletter Editor, Jean Donovan. Photo of Max with Carole Terese courtesy of Carole Terese.
**This quote can be found in the book The World According to Elvis: Quotes From The King by Jeff Rovin.