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