Marocco was the trained performing horse of Mr. William Bankes who lived in the late 16th - 17th century in England. He was a very famous and beloved performer. Whilst travelling in France, however, the two were accused of witchcraft! Bankes was clever and taught Marocco to bow down when the cross was produced, and that is how Bankes and Marocco escaped and saved their necks!
Here is my embroidered tribute to William Bankes and Marocco.