Casting Horses in Fictional Worlds

Just came across th8is great reblog from Nicholas which addressed some of my favourite gripes with authors and film makers who don’t know what they are doing when they cast horses, so thought I’d share it too.

Nicholas C. Rossis

I found this excellent post on horses on Dan Koboldt’s blog. It is part of his weekly Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series, where he tackles one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Be sure to join his mailing list to be notified every time new content is posted.

His post on horses was actually a guest post, written by Rachel Annelise Chaney; a woman who spent her childhood inhaling every scrap of horse information she could find and riding every equine she could climb on. Since adopting an ex-racehorse, she’s ridden, trained or cared for everything from Thoroughbreds to Quarter Horses, Drafts to Arabians, Warmblood jumpers to Paint barrel racers. A reader and writer of SFF, Rachel currently languishes in the Eternal Pit of Revision. You should follow her on Twitter

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5 comments

  1. Many thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Horses have a cameo in my upcoming novel so needed authentic information about how they showed their emotion. I bought a book on it but this post might have saved me the money!

    1. You should have just asked me!

  3. Right up your alley! 😉

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