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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2020 10:39 p.m. PST

"I'm a big fan of westerns. My favorites are the old black and white western movies and tv shows from the 40s and 50s. Sometimes it's hard to find space on our DVR for modern shows because I fill it up with John Wayne, Gene Autry, Randolph Scott, and The Virginian westerns. Since we acquired horses, my interest in westerns has increased but I find myself paying more attention to the horsemanship shown. If you have any experience with horses, it's not difficult to point out the problems often seen in these movies and TV shows. I love them just the same but I couldn't help but make a list of some of the top horse myths these old westerns (and new westerns, too) teach us…"
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john snelling02 Jul 2020 6:33 a.m. PST

More like duh than myth busters.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 7:59 a.m. PST

My wife is a horse person and we own a horse. Whenever she watches movies now she is constantly commenting about the horses. "Oh, that horse really does not like it's rider!" or "That horse is really unhappy about this scene." Stuff like that. It was cute at first, but is now really annoying.

Remember that next time you comment 'Oh, that jacket/weapon/armor is all wrong for this period!" when you watch a movie with your spouse.

oldjarhead02 Jul 2020 8:43 a.m. PST

When my wife is watching a period piece, I am usually called in to tell her if the costumes/uniforms etc. are correct, don't mind being consulted.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 12:17 p.m. PST



CAPTAIN BEEFHEART02 Jul 2020 2:02 p.m. PST

What about the myth that horses don't cut loose on main street. If you lose the gunfight, you have to be careful where you fall.

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