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post #11 of 17 Old 04-24-2010, 10:19 PM
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You guys do know why they cancelled the first saddle club right? And why the girl Melanie wasnt on there anymore right?
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-24-2010, 10:25 PM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this!

(picks mercilessly at all orse references in any sort of movie or TV show)

I was actually impressed when Heath Ledger looked like he knew how to ride a horse in The Patriot. Mel Gibsons feet/hands were all over the place though.
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You guys do know why they cancelled the first saddle club right? And why the girl Melanie wasnt on there anymore right?
That's not why it was cancelled. Jessica Jacobs, who played Melanie, was killed in 2008 at age 18. They had stopped filming the Saddle Club in 2004.
The show got cancelled because of low ratings. Not because she died.

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I am *terrible* at this. Any time my poor spouse wants to watch a Western, I'm forever pointing out which of the actors can ride, and which can't, or when it's clearly a horse savvy stuntman substituting for the famous actor.

I mostly loved the movie Seabiscuit, which mostly was a terrific and accurate depiction of horse racing. (The director hired a couple of Hall of Fame jockeys as consultants, and had them choregraph the racing sequences.) They also sent Tobey McGuire to the track and had him work as an exericise rider so he'd look the part on horseback.

The "mostly?" Two cringe worthy scenes - Seabiscuit is being seen by the vet, and the owner, trainer and jockey are sitting on a bench outside the stall. The vet comes out of the stall, carrying a leather doctor's bag, BY HIMSELF, and announces the prognosis to the waiting people!!! Sure, vets do lameness exams on notoriously difficult stallions loose in a stall all the time! Really!

And, a great one where Tobey McGuire is lovingly seen bandaging the horse's leg during his recovery. The wrong leg.

Okay, I'm done. I could go one for days like this. Don't give me any more encouragement.

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I don't normally pick at shows but that episode struck a nerve. I think it might have been because of a thread on here actually where people were screaming about bits.

I do laugh becuase the kids in that show are such beginner riders but it is still fun to watch. They just irritate me sometimes.

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Anyone know if the former people still ride?
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post #17 of 17 Old 04-26-2010, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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I know the one that played veronica was already an avid horse person before the show started. The rest learned to ride on the set I believe.

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