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19th Oct '17 6:42:12 AM Chabal2
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* Several joke lists purport to explain the code for equestrian statues (one hoof off the ground = died in battle, two hooves = died in bed, etc.) They're rarely the same (since it's a myth in the first place, but they always end with "four hooves off the ground = a very skilled sculptor".
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16th Oct '17 8:28:35 AM RoseAndHeather
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* Similarly, many Hollywood stunt horses are taught to "rear" on command; as with the Airs, however, the horse remains balanced and in control of its movements.
17th Sep '17 3:41:23 PM Gamermaster
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** Like Wander above, Link can command his steeds to do this ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]].

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** Like Wander above, Link can command his steeds to do this ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]].Wild]]''.
27th Jul '17 7:22:03 AM Hyrin
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* Parodied in [[Literature/TheElenium]] with a minor character who rears his horse for dramatic effect, thinking it makes him look cool. The main characters immediately declare it cliché.

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* Parodied in [[Literature/TheElenium]] ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]]'' with a minor character who rears his horse for dramatic effect, thinking it makes him look cool. The main characters immediately declare it cliché.
27th Jul '17 7:19:23 AM Hyrin
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* Parodied in [[Literature/TheElenium]] with a minor character who rears his horse for dramatic effect, thinking it makes him look cool. The main characters immediately declare it cliché.
** Done by Sparhawk during his goodbye to Lilias, again for dramatic effect as he is trying to impress her neighbors. The others call him out for it.
24th Jun '17 11:55:30 PM AuraXtreme
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* In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', you can make the protagonist's horse do this, and with practice you can use it to get the horse right into a gallop.

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* In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', you can make the protagonist's Wander's horse do this, and with practice you can use it to get the horse Agro right into a gallop.



** Like the above example, the protagonist's horse can do this ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''.
** Epona pulls it off completely in one cutscene. After Link has defeated an opponent in a joust setting, Epona rears up on her hind legs in a VictoryPose, with Link brandishing his sword and flames leaping in the background.
** There's a moment which should be cliché, but somehow isn't, where [[spoiler:Ganondorf]], the true BigBad and the {{Foil}} to Link, rears up on his horse surrounded by fire in contrast to Link with Epona in the sunset.

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** Like the above example, the protagonist's horse Wander above, Link can command his steeds to do this ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''.
''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]].
** Epona pulls it off completely in one cutscene. ''Twilight Princess'' also has several other instances of the trope:
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After Link has defeated an opponent King Bulblin in a joust setting, on Eldin Bridge, Epona rears up on her hind legs in a VictoryPose, with Link brandishing his sword and flames leaping the curtain of Twilight rippling in the background.
** *** There's a moment which should be cliché, but somehow isn't, where [[spoiler:Ganondorf]], the true BigBad and the {{Foil}} to Link, [[spoiler:Ganondorf]] rears up on his horse surrounded by fire in contrast to Link with Epona in the sunset.sunset.
*** Amusingly, spurring a [[ALoadOfBull Bulbo]] to a gallop results in this trope as well. RealityEnsues when Link utterly fails to keep his ass in the saddle, loses his grip on the reins, and spends the entire charge hanging onto the ridge of the saddle for dear life.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Lightning's Eidolon transforms into a horse, which does this in an official image without a saddle or reins (possible with strong legs and good balance, but in Lightning's case it's more likely that she's using her gravity manipulation powers).

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Lightning's Eidolon transforms into a horse, which does this in an official image without a saddle or reins (possible with strong legs and good balance, but in Lightning's case it's more likely that she's using her gravity manipulation powers).device).
3rd May '17 10:45:28 AM Chariset
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** Humorously downplayed with the pony Merrylegs -- when he's had enough of children clambering on him, he rises up so they slide off his back onto the grass.
7th Feb '17 9:59:24 PM Chariset
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** Also part of the offensive repertoire of equines in combat -- not only Companions but also trained horses like the Shin'a'in warsteeds.


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* [[Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy Bree]] (an IntellectualAnimal and former war stallion) mentions that war horses were taught to rear on cue in combat to give added heft to a blow.
23rd Jan '17 6:03:58 AM Takeshi80
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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Platina's just evolved [[HellishHorse Rapidash]] strikes this pose after Platina mounts it and declares [[spoiler:her intention to protect the three Lake Guardians with Diamond and Pearl despite her father's protests]].

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Platina's Platinum's just evolved [[HellishHorse Rapidash]] strikes this pose after Platina Platinum mounts it and declares [[spoiler:her intention to protect the three Lake Guardians with Diamond and Pearl despite her father's protests]].
11th Nov '16 3:23:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* Done in the intro of the ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD : Bloodlust'' movie, posing in front of the hugeass moon, right after catching an arrow in flight. Just to show how cool and {{Badass}} D was. For bonus point it was a cyber horse with horns. And to make it even ''cooler'', his cape flies up to form the shape of a massive pair of bat wings.

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* Done in the intro of the ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD : Bloodlust'' movie, posing in front of the hugeass moon, right after catching an arrow in flight. Just to show how cool and {{Badass}} badass D was. For bonus point it was a cyber horse with horns. And to make it even ''cooler'', his cape flies up to form the shape of a massive pair of bat wings.
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