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Horses And Stunts In Django Unchained
 By Winniefield Park   •   25th Nov 2019   •   1,599 views   •   0 comments


What would Game of Thrones, Outlander, or any western or historical movie or series be without horses? Horses and their trainers are essential for telling these stories, yet they go largely unrecognized when it comes to praise and awards. Yes, CGI has helped with some of them more dangerous stunts - like the crazy chariot race in the 2016 movie Ben Hur. But many stunts are still performed by horses and riders or drivers.

Oscar winning Django Unchained is just one of many movies that relied on the skills of horse handlers and trainers, and the horses to capture the sometimes rough and riotous action. This video was released several years ago but illustrates the training and care that goes into performing movie stunts on horseback.

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