Who knew that Tonto couldn't stay on Scout? Can't wait to see the movie. Wonder if the William Tell overture will be in the soundtrack.
Here's an interesting note: In all the Long Ranger tv and radio series, the Long Ranger never killed anyone.
I'll bet that's probably true of all the western series of that era: Hopalong Cassidy (Wm. Boyd was very conscious of his image with children), Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Wild Bill Hickcock, Buffalo Bill Jr., etc. They were probably the best shots in the world: Always managed to shoot that gun out of the baddy's hand without badly injuring him! LOL Certainly nothing like, say, Deadwood!
I read an article where the rangler for the movie diplomatically said that Johmny Depp missed out on much of the riding training sessions because he had other commitments, but it wasn't such an issue because the makeup allowed his stunt double to do a lot of the riding.
so does depp actually ride? hammer at least looked like he has a bit of a seat...
well, look at the top still picture in that news story and make up your own mind.
Also, it's rather difficult to fall off a horse while riding in a straight line over flat ground with nary a spook or buck. Even I, who once fell off a rather erratic green horse 5 times in less than 20 minutes of riding have never managed THAT feat...
Eh, as someone who's taken a dive off a galloping horse into "nice soft grass"....it still freaking hurts! And I did it with my helmet on and still walked away dazed, I imagine he had quite the headache with no helmet.
I also want to see the movie, although I will probably wait for the DVD since going to the theatre costs just as much by the time I drive a 60+ mile round trip and pay the inflated theatre prices.
The 'real' Tonto, Jay Silverheels, was a horseman, he rode often and drove and trained Standardbreds. Met him once when he was on a drivers' tour with several other well known drivers, very nice, unassuming man and I loved his colours - blue and silver satin although the satin was not unusual since most drivers with custom colours had satin jackets back then; the difference was the silvery grey that shimmered under lights.
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I thought it looked pretty scary too, he hung off the side for a fairly long time, the horse was moving fast, he landed on his back, and the horse clipped him with his hinds while jumping over him. Of course, it wasn't nearly as as http://www.myaushorse.com/photos/sa/...adelaide69.htm
People can have *nasty* falls even in groomed arenas, and going a lot more slowly. My scariest fall was vaulting at the canter, I was sitting sideways facing the outside of the circle, horse and I both got slightly off-balance although he didn't do anything bad. Footing was super soft. I came off head-down, but was able to remember to tuck-and-roll, and didn't even have bruises. I was pretty shook up, and swapped from canter classes to trot for the rest of the day.
Charis, in the interview, he said that he has done riding in a lot of other movies, and mentions that each horse is different. I don't think it's one of his regular hobbies though.
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