I know that animal rights groups patrol movie production sets featuring animals, making sure they are cared for properly and that they aren't injured during filming. The days of tripping horses with wires to get them to fall in scenes in the old westerns are gone. But I can't help but wondering.....
Maybe it's movie magic. Maybe the horses aren't running as fast as they look? Maybe the ground is carefully chosen to be of solid footing so that no equines are injured?
And and one last thought. Why oh why, do movie horses whinny every chance they get? Like every time a bullet is fired or something dramatic happens, the horses scream a neigh in protest. They are constantly whinnying! My horse doesn't say a word unless he's calling for his hay.
Ah, I guess that's why they call it Hollywood!