• Jumping onto a horse in movie stunts

    3 days ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    I've seen a number of movies where the hero escapes by jumping from up high onto a horseback and riding away. My question is how practical is this in real life?
    To me it seems that such a stunt would result in the horse and/or person being injured pretty badly, depending on height and other factors of course.
    I've been trying to find an example of a stunt man actually doing this, but all the examples I've seen show the person jumping, then a cut to a shot of them landing, which indicates to me that they had to do some movie magic to make something fake look real.
    I apologize if this is an...
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