Jim the Cab-Horse

Real Name


First Appearance

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum


Jim was born in Kentucky and was a race horse, defeating all who ran against him. In his later years, he pulled a cab in Chicago until he finally retired to Hugson's Ranch.

One day, Zeb Hugson drove Jim to Hugson's Siding to collect Dorothy Gale and her pet kitten, Eureka. On their way back to the Ranch, an earthquake struck and the entire carriage fell into the earth, horse and all. They landed in the Land of the Mangaboos where Jim and Eureka discovered they could talk.

From there, they traveled through the Valley of Voe, the Land of Naught, and a den of Dragonettes. When they came to a dead end, Dorothy had them transported to the Emerald City.

There, Jim met the Saw-Horse and challenged him to a race to prove who was the better horse. The Saw-Horse won, much to Jim's chagrin. Soon after, Jim and Zeb asked to return home to California.

Public Domain Appearances


  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz


  • Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz

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