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High Rider is a comic one-pager written and drawn by Carl Barks. It features Scrooge McDuck.

PlotEdit

Scrooge McDuck has an unusual excuse for not wanting to pay the whole fee after riding a rental horse for one hour…

ContinuityEdit

  • Riding Stable (1971) was a remake of this same joke, putting Minnie Mouse in the starring role instead of Scrooge McDuck — and thereby reimagining the claim as more of an angry protest than a clever way to weasel out of paying full price.

Behind the scenesEdit

The story was first printed in 1958 in Uncle Scrooge #22. It was reprinted in Uncle Scrooge Adventures #3 and in the various Carl Barks Libraries, as well as in the British World Distributors #52.

A panel was originally cut from the story to accommodate space for the infamous “Dell Pledge”, which would have been the fourth, not counting the title space. In turn, the art on the last panel was altered, presumably by another artist than Barks, to extend the panel.

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