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17th Apr '18 9:30:08 AM owlyoudoin
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** Mention should also go to ''Literature/ProtectoroftheSmall'', which puts a decent amount of attention into the care and keeping of a knight's horses. In the third book, Kel gets a second, smaller horse Hoshi specifically so she can give her warhorse [[FluffytheTerrible Peachblossom]] plenty of rest time during long treks. In the fourth she has to chase after an enemy and only has Peachblossom, so she's careful to vary her speed, even though her quarry has several days head start.
14th Apr '18 7:31:01 PM nombretomado
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[[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease Let's try to keep the examples here to fictional ones]]. While there are definite cases of real life abuse and neglect due to their owners' ignorance, most of these tend to have consequences. (British Napoleonic cavalry, for example, had a tendency to charge recklessly until their horses were 'blown' and unable to move at more than a walk, which made both horse and rider terribly vulnerable to any counter-charge - a tendency Wellington despised.) In fictionland, however, the ill-treatment never produces bad results.

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[[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease Let's try to keep the examples here to fictional ones]]. While there are definite cases of real life abuse and neglect due to their owners' ignorance, most of these tend to have consequences. (British Napoleonic cavalry, for example, had a tendency to charge recklessly until their horses were 'blown' and unable to move at more than a walk, which made both horse and rider terribly vulnerable to any counter-charge - a tendency Wellington despised.) In fictionland, however, the ill-treatment never produces bad results.
11th Mar '18 9:59:00 PM VutherA
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** Similarly, any sort of cavalry charge into a reasonably dense formation that fights back ([[AntiCavalry especially ones armed with spears or pikes]]) actually ''happening'' to any degree. Horses have enough self-preservation to not like being run into a bunch of (pointy) obstacles they can't fit through. If the cavalry's targets aren't particularly spaced out or running away at the sight of the oncoming charge, the horses would surely rear and refuse to go forward to commit into the charge.
7th Jan '18 6:55:03 AM KToonz
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* Although not horses, the Deer King and his men one episode of ''WesternAnimation/Hero108'' grunt, neigh and whinny JUST LIKE HORSES, even though they sound more like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaPhVcLdz4M this]].

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* Although not horses, the Deer King and his men in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/Hero108'' grunt, neigh and whinny JUST LIKE HORSES, even though they sound more like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaPhVcLdz4M this]].
6th Jan '18 10:54:26 PM nombretomado
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* Averted by JohnWayne's character Ethan in TheSearchers. Having been lured a ''very'' long way from their homestead by the Indians, once the party realizes that they've been successfully taken out of the picture so the raiding party can attack the women and children back home, they immediately want to head back. Ethan tells them not to bother, he knows the horses will drop dead on the return ride unless they are fed, watered, and rested for the night. The others don't listen and leave, while Ethan makes camp and tends to his horse. Sure enough, when Ethan is riding back the next morning, he encounters one of friends...walking and carrying his saddle because his horse did, indeed, drop dead from exhaustion.

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* Averted by JohnWayne's Creator/JohnWayne's character Ethan in TheSearchers.''Film/TheSearchers''. Having been lured a ''very'' long way from their homestead by the Indians, once the party realizes that they've been successfully taken out of the picture so the raiding party can attack the women and children back home, they immediately want to head back. Ethan tells them not to bother, he knows the horses will drop dead on the return ride unless they are fed, watered, and rested for the night. The others don't listen and leave, while Ethan makes camp and tends to his horse. Sure enough, when Ethan is riding back the next morning, he encounters one of friends...walking and carrying his saddle because his horse did, indeed, drop dead from exhaustion.
5th Dec '17 11:56:56 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': The player could ride horses over vast territories with no resting (of course, the PC also never needs to rest, or eatóboth activities give temporary bonuses rather than, y'know, staving off ''death''). Tamriel's horses are also a lot less fragile than real life horses, being able to survive (and not be lamed by) big falls... and fight off bears (and in the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim fifth one]], ''dragons'').
** And then there's ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s horses, [[GoodBadBugs who laugh at physics]] [[http://www.halolz.com/2011/11/15/borris-badass-horse/ before kicking it in the face.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': The player could ride Played straight in every game that horses over vast territories appear, where they are full blown AutomatonHorses. They can be ridden indefinitely with no resting (of course, the PC also signs of fatigue, never needs to rest, require food or eatóboth activities give temporary bonuses rather than, y'know, staving off ''death''). Tamriel's horses are also a lot less fragile than water (but then again, neither does the PlayerCharacter), can survive attacks and falls which would kill (or at least severely lame) real life horses, being able to survive (and not be lamed by) big falls... and fight off bears (and in the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim fifth one]], ''dragons'').
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and, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s horses, [[GoodBadBugs who laugh at physics]] [[http://www.halolz.com/2011/11/15/borris-badass-horse/ before kicking it Skyrim]]'', can be ridden up near-sheer surfaces in the face.]]gravity defying fashion.
17th Nov '17 11:36:49 AM YT45
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* Averted again in ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'', when Creator/TomSelleck (an expert horseman in real life) needs to cover a long distance across southeastern Australia in a hurry. The montage shows him briefly galloping, but mostly alternating between the trot and lope to allow his mount to catch his breath. Selleck got along so well with the gelding that he bought the horse after filming wrapped and took him back to California.
17th Nov '17 10:41:50 AM YT45
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** ''A lot of horse handling.'' Especially when Spirit first comes to the Army fort and they attempt to break him. The way they tied him down to brand him was inaccurate and hazardous. Also, even in the old West, people were wise enough to ''not'' mount a completely wild horse with full tack, in a large, rectangular arena. It's practically suicide. The way Spirit juggled them, most of the riders should have broken bones, if not necks and skulls. Not to mention the first thing an actual regiment would have done to a mount prospect: ''[[GroinAttack geld]]'' him. The Native American version of breaking him to ride [[ShownTheirWork was a lot more like methods of Western-style breaking in use today]], although nothing like the way Plains Native Americans trained horses, so the creators clearly had ''some'' idea what was correct and probably did it the other way make the soldiers look like [[HumansAreBastards jerks or idiots]].

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** ''A lot of horse handling.'' Especially when Spirit first comes to the Army fort and they attempt to break him. The way they tied him down to brand him was inaccurate and hazardous. Also, even in the old West, people were wise enough to ''not'' mount a completely wild horse with full tack, in a large, rectangular arena. It's practically suicide. The way Spirit juggled them, most of the riders should have broken bones, if not necks and skulls. Not to mention the first thing an actual regiment would have done to a mount prospect: ''[[GroinAttack geld]]'' him. Pretty much everything about the scenes involving the army is wrong, as horses were considered a valuable resource, and a cavalry trooper or officer who failed to properly care for his mount would quickly find his life becoming seriously unpleasant. The Native American version of breaking him to ride [[ShownTheirWork was a lot more like methods of Western-style breaking in use today]], although nothing like the way Plains Native Americans of the time actually trained horses, so the creators clearly had ''some'' idea what was correct and probably did it the other way to make the soldiers look like [[HumansAreBastards jerks or idiots]].
6th Oct '17 4:49:18 PM Chabal2
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* While there's plenty of reasons for equestrians to cry in ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', it's not for inaccurate treatment of horses but just how many are killed over the course of the book. Actually caring for them, letting them rest and arranging relays and so on is often mentioned, not that it saves them taking a bullet or collapsing from exhaustion from being ridden too hard.
5th Aug '17 7:57:16 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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** The Shin'a'in Warsteeds from this series do skirt this trope in terms of stamina[=/=]resilience[=/=]wits; however they are the product of a magic-assisted breeding program, almost as rare as Companions, and extremely closely held (stallions ''never'' are even permitted close to the edge of Shin'a'in lands).
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