I'm trying to remember a cartoon from the 1980s involving a cowboy and aliens. (No, it has nothing to do with the film Cowboy & Aliens.) There was a horse who could stand on its hind legs like a human. I'm sorry for the lack of details.

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    Good thing you mentioned the horse, otherwise I'd have suggested Saber Rider (Colt Willcox is kind of a Cowboy)
    – Zommuter
    Sep 10, 2015 at 10:13

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This is BraveStarr, which aired from 1987 to 1988 and which was produced by Filmation Studios. The cowboy in question was Marshal BraveStarr. It took place on a distant planet called New Texas. There were plenty of alien species around.

What gave it away for me was the horse — it's good you mentioned that detail. BraveStarr's horse was named Thirty/Thirty, and he could stand and walk on his hind legs:

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    Hot diggity, you're fast!
    – Wad Cheber
    Sep 10, 2015 at 2:41
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    @WadCheber : Fastest gun in the west --- particularly apt on this one. ;-) I'm always on the watch for story identification questions. I either recognize them instantly or not at all. (What gave this one away was the walking horse!)
    – Praxis
    Sep 10, 2015 at 2:43
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    Strength of the bear...bear...bear!
    – Ergwun
    Sep 10, 2015 at 8:06
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    @jwenting - Meh.
    – Wad Cheber
    Sep 10, 2015 at 8:30
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    Eyes of the Hawk, Ears of the Wolf, Strength of the Bear.
    – SeanR
    Sep 10, 2015 at 9:12

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