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« : November 26, 2019, 12:41:59 PM »

Anybody ever notice....that in westerns, whether Spaghetti or US or TV westerns, that horses who are tied up even for hours NEVER have a pile of crap on the ground behind them?  These animals poop all the time.  And when they piss it's like a small flood.

Mrs. Cusser - who owns two horses - also says a rider does NOT tie a horse up by his reins too.  And that the "mule" in Fistful is really just an ugly horse.

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« #1 : November 26, 2019, 06:27:32 PM »

Anybody ever notice....that in westerns, whether Spaghetti or US or TV westerns, that horses who are tied up even for hours NEVER have a pile of crap on the ground behind them?  These animals poop all the time.  And when they piss it's like a small flood.

Mrs. Cusser - who owns two horses - also says a rider does NOT tie a horse up by his reins too.  And that the "mule" in Fistful is really just an ugly horse.

Yep noticed that, though if I remember right Day Of Anger with Van Cleef and Gemma had Gemma working as a town  manure picker upper "street sweeper," complete with the shovel, broom, and the white trashcan on wheels.


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« #2 : November 27, 2019, 05:40:12 AM »

Grabbing saddle horn and getting on horse from the right side considered bad horsemanship. Movie and tv horses look like very good stock though.
Ears are perky, they prance and in general look lively even when their supposed to be tired like after crossing the desert etc.

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« #3 : November 27, 2019, 07:31:22 AM »

And rarely do they ever water or feed their horses, who need a ton of water. The average horse will drink 5 to 10 gallons of fresh water per day.

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« #4 : November 27, 2019, 09:36:24 AM »

And rarely do they ever water or feed their horses, who need a ton of water. The average horse will drink 5 to 10 gallons of fresh water per day.

Yea that point about water is very true, especially when the actors who have been rationing say a canteen a cross a desert finally get to a water hole and they run to the water splash drink etc., etc. while their horses basically ignore it all.

If you haven't check out Blackthorn (2011) they handled the scenario much better, and you will probably be quite impressed with the landscapes as I was.


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« #5 : November 28, 2019, 08:48:27 AM »

...who have been rationing say a canteen a cross a desert finally get to a water hole and they run to the water splash drink etc., etc. while their horses basically ignore it all.

No water for horses combined with overnight hard riding caused horses to stop/go nuts in the little creek, strong contributor to Custer's demise.

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