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18th May '16 11:40:39 AM Sharysa
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* PlayedWith in ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'' when TheWildHunt chases Alima Song's group. Fairy-horses can keep up with a car going 100mph, and their leader [[CelticMythology the Horned Hunter]] can jump his horse over said moving car, but they'll ''eventually'' wear out. They also get spooked by gunshots into trampling their fellows due to [[RealityEnsues the logistics of so many large animals running full-throttle in close quarters]], and when [[CarFu Alima's friend Aine rams the car into part of the mob,]] she takes out nearly thirty horses. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] later on when the mechanic who checks Alima's totaled car says that TheFairFolk can breed horses for ''centuries'' without a problem.
29th Apr '16 2:17:30 PM TARINunit9
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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 Let's try to keep the examples here to fictional ones.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.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Putting aside the fact that the ponies are generally more like (magical) [[InformedSpecies horse-shaped humans]] with the occasional FurryReminder, the show does run into these on occasion. The most common one is probably showing the ponies eating things that would be poisonous to real horses. "Applebuck Season" also provide examples of ponies getting sick and throwing up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Putting aside the fact that the ponies are generally more like (magical) [[InformedSpecies [[MostWritersAreHuman horse-shaped humans]] with the occasional FurryReminder, FurryReminder and [[AWizardDidIt magical hand-wave]], the show does run into these on occasion. The most common one Their diet is probably showing the ponies eating things that would be poisonous to certainly a lot wider than real horses. horses, judging by how they don't poison themselves on a weekly basis. "Applebuck Season" also provide examples of ponies getting sick and throwing up.up (most horses can't).
25th Apr '16 9:54:17 PM Everdream
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* ''A lot of horse handling'' in ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron''. 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]].
** Stallions do not lead herds yet Spirit apparently still lives in his mother's herd as an adult and leads it.

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* * ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron''.
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''A lot of horse handling'' in ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron''. 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]].
** Stallions do not lead herds yet herds, only the lead mare does, so Spirit's mom should be the one in front. Stallions stay in the back keeping the herd together by herding stragglers forward, [[RuleOfCool but Spirit apparently still lives in ruining behind everyone is not near as romantic as leading them.]] Spirit possibly shouldn't even be part of his mother's herd as an adult and leads it.anyway because most horses disperse after a certain age, though this one could be explained by the fact there appears to be no lead stallion in the herd to drive him off.
20th Apr '16 11:30:57 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Putting aside the fact that the ponies are generally more like (magical) [[InformedSpecies horse-shaped humans]] with the occasional FurryReminder, the show does run into these on occasion. The most common one is probably showing the ponies eating things that would be poisonous to real horses. "Applebuck Season" also provide examples of ponies getting sick and throwing up.
3rd Apr '16 12:35:28 AM Hadjorim
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* Just about any war movie featuring cavalry, which has them charging into battle at the gallop. If a charge were delivered this way over any distance, the horses would be exhausted and out of breath by the time they closed with the enemy, and the formation would be totally broken, making the impact ineffective. Charges were more often delivered at the trot.

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* Just about any war movie featuring cavalry, which has them charging into battle at the gallop. If a charge were delivered this way over any distance, the horses would be exhausted and out of breath by the time they closed with the enemy, and the formation would be totally broken, making the impact ineffective. Charges were more often delivered at the trot.trot for most of the way, with only a full-out "charge" for the last bit.
25th Jan '16 12:01:34 PM zerohelix
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* Robert Jordan did at least some research for ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books (especially as the series went on and on and on). Characters are shown to and talk about caring for horses at least to a decent degree. Most is shown from the perspective of Perrin (A blacksmith) perspective, and Mat (son of a horse trader).

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* Robert Jordan did at least some research for ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books (especially as the series went on and on and on). Characters are shown to and talk about caring for horses at least to a decent degree. Most is shown from the perspective of Perrin (A blacksmith) perspective, (a blacksmith), and Mat (son (the son of a horse trader).
25th Jan '16 12:00:21 PM zerohelix
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* The film of ''Literature/WarHorse'' is just crazy from this point of view- at one point Albert ( the human ) shows Joey ( the horse ) how to pull a plough, by putting the harness over his own head. This is almost exactly unlike the way one trains a horse to harness. Also, the way the film strings together horse behaviours to make the horse more "character-like" specifically by making him behave more like some kind of weird dog, means that to anyone with the slightest knowledge of equestrian behaviour the horse appears ''actually insane''. However the stage play, which the film was inspired by, was beautifully observed and executed.

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* The film of ''Literature/WarHorse'' is just crazy from this point of view- at one point Albert ( the human ) (the human) shows Joey ( the horse ) (the horse) how to pull a plough, by putting the harness over his own head. This is almost exactly unlike the way one trains a horse to harness. Also, the way the film strings together horse behaviours to make the horse more "character-like" specifically by making him behave more like some kind of weird dog, means that to anyone with the slightest knowledge of equestrian behaviour the horse appears ''actually insane''. However the stage play, which the film was inspired by, was beautifully observed and executed.
15th Jan '16 10:06:54 PM MorphinBrony
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Completely unrelated to [[TearJerker/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic actual Equestrians crying]].

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Completely unrelated to [[TearJerker/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic actual Equestrians natives of Equestria crying]].
7th Nov '15 5:42:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''RedDeadRedemption'', while probably not meant to be taken seriously, features AutomatonHorses, and a horse-breaking mini-game that's laughably dangerous to anyone actually familiar with backing horses for the first time. For one thing, you'd never attempt it on a newly lassoed feral horse ''in the middle of the freaking wilderness''.

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* ''RedDeadRedemption'', ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', while probably not meant to be taken seriously, features AutomatonHorses, and a horse-breaking mini-game that's laughably dangerous to anyone actually familiar with backing horses for the first time. For one thing, you'd never attempt it on a newly lassoed feral horse ''in the middle of the freaking wilderness''.
13th Sep '15 1:51:46 PM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/PoulAnderson''', [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ On Thud and Blunder]]

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-->--'''Creator/PoulAnderson''', -->-- '''Creator/PoulAnderson''', [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ On Thud and Blunder]]
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