Hi and thanks for taking the time to read my post. I write movies for a living and am in the process of writing a Western. I have limited experience with horses, but have a scene where a man is being hanged by sitting him on a horse until the horse walks away and the man falls, hanging himself from the noose.
A similar scene was used in the movie Maverick, if you remember.
So my question(s) have to do with a horse's reaction to such a situation. The horse would get thirsty, hungry, tired etc. So how long would the horse just stand there with the man on his back before leaving in search of food and water. If you could, give me a range as if the horse was heavily watered and fed just before.
Also, any other details about a horse's behavior would be helpful (do they rear when they see a snake, hear thunder, etc)
Thanks again. Your help is much appreciated.