This article is from the Xena: Warrior Princess FAQ, by Paul Hilling firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Earlier in the show there seemed to be some confusion as to
whether Argo was male or female. After a post to the mailing list
from Avicus (a person who works on the show) *and* with the
episode "The Greater Good", it was made clear that Argo is a
mare, in the show as well as real life. Somewhere along the line
someone said that her real name was Daisy, but no, that is Lucy's
daughter's name. Argo's real name is Tilly.
Now is that clear? Yes -- clear as mud -- because as another fan
(Penthesilea) pointed out..."In Sins of the Past", "Dreamworker",
and "Death Mask", Argo is referred to as "he" *AND* seems to be a
So! We know that a mare named Tilly (not Daisy) plays Argo. But,
is there another horse (a male) that also plays Argo from time to
Yes. To add just a bit more confusion, at the (Jan 99) Burbank
convention, when the producers were asked why Gabrielle doesn't
ride a horse, the response was 'because of the cost'. In
actuality, it takes three horses just for Xena. To give
Gabrielle her own horse, it would require another three horses.
After Lucy's accident, she had been a little gun shy about
getting back on a horse. In many of the late Season 2 episodes,
Argo is missing or it's a stunt double that is riding Argo.