This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
Bavieca, the Cid's horse. He survived his master two years and a half, during which time no one was allowed to mount him, and when he died he was buried before the gate of the monastery of Valencia, Spain, and two elms were planted to mark the site.
Bevis, the horse of Lord Marmion. The name is Norse and means swift.
Black Bess was the famous mare of Dick Turpin.
Bucephalus, the celebrated horse of Alexander the Great. Alexander was the only person who could mount him, and he always knelt down to take his master. He was thirty years old at death, and Alexander built a city for his mausoleum, which he called Bucephalae.
Celer, the horse of the Roman Emperor Verus, was fed on almonds and raisins, and was covered with royal purple and installed in the imperial palace. At death a mausoleum in the Vatican was raised to its honor.
Incitatus, the horse of the Roman Emperor Caligula, was made a priest and consul, had a manger of ivory, and drank wine from a golden pail.
Morocco, the famous trick horse of Banks. While performing in Rome, the Pope had both horse and master arrested and burned as magicians.
Phrenicos, the horse of Hiero, of Syracuse, that won the Olympic prize for single horses, in the 73d Olympiad.
Roan Barbary, the favorite horse of King Richard II.
Shebediz, the Persian Buchephalus, belonging to the Shah Kosroes Parviz.
White Surrey, the favorite horse of King Richard III.