We all get some of our ideas about life from how things look in the movies. They make us think that gunshot wounds are no big deal as long as it’s “through and through” in the shoulder, that the good guys are still good guys if they’re only dealing out massive head trauma instead of immediate death (I’m looking at you, Bucky “I don’t do that anymore” Barnes), and that love triangles are somehow a good idea. Writers who don’t know much about horses tend to draw a lot on what they’ve seen in films, which means they make the same mistakes that movies do. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions that the movies have taught us about horses, and we’ll dive into the actual reality behind it, for all your horse writing needs:
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