“I kind of hit that brick wall early on, which I think a lot of young horsemen and women do. You kind of can’t get them [horses] to do anything, and they get to you and they know it. And they think, ‘Right, I WILL eat grass on a vertical slope of about 90% until you slide off my neck into a bramble bush’, which is pretty much my abiding memory of my 12 year old self trying [to make a horse do what he wanted it to do]….”
Benedict Cumberbatch about working with real horses during War Horse.
As a horse owner, I am dying laughing because it is so true.