Originally Posted by bsms
I saw an interview about a year ago of a guy who did bit parts in hundreds of western TV shows. He said the one person he saw killed while riding was in a scene where the posse was supposed to take off after the bad guys. Outside of the camera's view, there was a guy watching who would give a signal to let them know everyone was mounted up and it was safe to race off. But a mistake was made, and one guy had one foot in the stirrups when the 'posse' raced out. His horse raced off too, and he was dragged and killed!
Although we have to be realistic that riding horses is not all fairy farts and magic dust.. I don't think that is the confidence builder that the OP needs to read