When working with horses, the saddle must be properly in place. The safety of the actor and the animal must come first. If you don’t know how to ride a horse, you will be trained, but knowing how may be an advantage to getting the part and making it appear natural and familiar.
It is important to know that horses are creatures of habit. They also have a keen sense of smell, hearing and direction. Remember that their skin is very sensitive and will respond to the slightest touch. Despite their size, you need to treat these animals gently.