Posted 2019-01-03 6:36 PM (#7417954 - in reply to #7417952) Subject: RE: Just For Fun....Actors Riding in Movies
Location: Weatherford, TX
Ok now... I was reading all these posts to my husband. And, while he is cooking chicken wings in our new Air Fryer Oven...it has now turned into Trivial Pursuit! LOL
He told me Jimmie Stewart rode good in How The West Was Won and Liberty Valance. And then...he got going on ALL the Westerns that Henry Fonda was in and how good he rode. And then my husband got going way, way back to Errol Flynn in one of the best Robin Hood movies for a very long time...according to my hubby. And then, he also told me Rock Hudson rode really good in The Undefeated.
I couldn't believe how my hubby got involved in this post. He usually could care less what I post...even when it involves horses and care. LOL However, he even got into this one naming off actors and movies way, way back.
So.. This is/has been a very fun post; and even more so, at home. Thanks so much!!! Still sick, but having fun! LOL
Posted 2019-01-03 10:09 PM (#7417974 - in reply to #7417910) Subject: RE: Just For Fun....Actors Riding in Movies
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cloverleaf - 2019-01-03 1:07 PM I always felt sorry for that big, good-looking stocking-legged horse that John Wayne always rode. He was a little heavy-handed. Ben Johnson was a real cowboy before he went to Hollywood; he won the World in Team Roping in 1953. He won an Oscar for his role in Last Picture Show in 1972.
Ben was awesome on horse back in his younger days, he did some trick riding..
Posted 2019-01-04 6:13 AM (#7417977 - in reply to #7417973) Subject: RE: Just For Fun....Actors Riding in Movies
"Heck's Coming With Me"
Southtxponygirl - 2019-01-03 10:07 PM Glenn Ford I think is/was a really good hand at riding and handling a horse. Jimmy/James Stewart is another I amire watching on horse back.
Glenn Ford was a good rider but had an unusual habit of lifting his arms waaaay up and out when he rode at a fast pace. Jimmy Stewart, in almost all his westerns, rode the same horse named Pie. An easy-going sorrel that Jimmy said knew exactly how to act and where to stand in front of the cameras. This horse was getting pretty mossy-headed in later westerns but he stuck with him. Let's not forget Roy Rogers and Trigger. The King of the Cowboys rode pretty good too.
Posted 2019-01-04 10:24 AM (#7418017 - in reply to #7417861) Subject: RE: Just For Fun....Actors Riding in Movies
Location: Northwest La.
Jamie Foxx took up riding several years back when he was gifted a horse for his birthday. He used his new found skill to secure his role as the star of Jango Unchained. The horse he rides in the film is his personal mount.
Posted 2019-01-11 3:12 PM (#7418769 - in reply to #7417861) Subject: RE: Just For Fun....Actors Riding in Movies
Brains Behind the Operation...
Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and Tom Selleck always look good in the saddle, and you rarely see their horse's heads in the air. I was always impressed with Candice Bergen's riding in Bite the Bullet, too. I don't know if she had any prior riding experience but she looked very comfortable in the saddle. Gene Hackman, too.
A lot of the traditional western stars were good riders, but heavy handed. Styles were different then, though. Even the reining horses of those days often had their noses in the air while stopping.
My cousin doubled for Kevin Costner for many years; Kevin actually rides a lot, but I can always tell the difference in their riding, lol. Woody Harrelson's riding looked rough in The Cowboy Way, but was much better in The Hi-Lo Country. My dad doubled for Billy Crudup in that one.
Posted 2019-01-11 9:16 PM (#7418792 - in reply to #7417861) Subject: RE: Just For Fun....Actors Riding in Movies
"Heck's Coming With Me"
I get the feeling some of the roughness with their horses heads, especially in the older westerns, was to purposely upset their horse and stir them up for show. I loved Audie Murphy and he always rode good horses but he was a little guilty of that. Burt Lancaster was just the opposite. He liked to keep them quiet.
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