Caine fears horses since Reeves’ riding accident

June 25th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS  


London, June 25 (IANS) Oscar winner Michael Caine has revealed that he vowed to never ride a horse after his friend Christopher Reeves got paralysed in an equestrian accident. Contactmusic.com reports that Caine thinks he is a bad rider and was lucky to survive a horse riding scene while filming “The Last Valley” in 1970. After Reeves’s accident in 1995, Caine told his agent to ignore all horse-based movies. Reeves died in 2004.

Caine said: “I am absolutely useless. I act as though I can ride. In ‘The Last Valley’, I led a charge. If I’d have come off, they’d have all run over me. But since Christopher’s accident, I say, ‘If there’s a horse in the script, don’t even send it to me.’ I’m never getting on a horse again.”

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