I've seen a number of movies where the hero escapes by jumping from up high onto a horseback and riding away. My question is how practical is this in real life?
To me it seems that such a stunt would result in the horse and/or person being injured pretty badly, depending on height and other factors of course.
I've been trying to find an example of a stunt man actually doing this, but all the examples I've seen show the person jumping, then a cut to a shot of them landing, which indicates to me that they had to do some movie magic to make something fake look real.
I apologize if this is an inappropriate question. I'm looking for some sort of example of an unedited shot of a person jumping onto a horse from up high, or possibly some expertise from someone in the stunt business if this is actually done in reality or just clever tricks.