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« : September 11, 2005, 06:42:50 PM »

Watched GBU with my mom to try and get her to see her first Spaghetti all the way through (we had spaghetti for dinner as well). She liked it. When I asked her what she thought she said "You can really tell those aren't American horses."
"How?"
"The way they walk"

The old 4 H girl was right. They do walk different. They pick their feet up different at least in the front. More elegant looking.

Any one else notice this? Or know if these are Spanish horses?

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« #1 : September 12, 2005, 03:17:27 AM »

Yea I noticed, I always though they were trained that way.

You should see Blindman's horse "Boss" its an incredible opening sequence in the film.


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« #2 : September 12, 2005, 05:21:10 AM »

The fact that they are different because they are European horses could be the European training youre right.

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« #3 : September 12, 2005, 10:36:05 AM »

I know absolutly nothing of horses, but it is a fact that the horses used in Italian westerns differ from the American ones. If you have the special edition of 'for a few dollars more', you should watch the film with the commentary of Christopher Frayling, the moment Klaus Kinski and three other members of Indio's gang ride into town, Frayling talks about this.


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« #4 : September 12, 2005, 11:23:01 AM »

what about mexican horses?


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« #5 : September 12, 2005, 12:15:08 PM »

My current wife has stated the same thing.  She says "cowboy" horses in the U.S. now are mostly quarterhorses (the breed is about 100 years old) where the ones in the Spaghettis are thoroughbreds/European.  That might actually make them more realistic.  She also says that in "Fistful" that it's just a really ugly horse, and not a mule at all.

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« #6 : September 23, 2005, 04:30:07 PM »

once again learned something else today

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