Let Him Go (2021)

Following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.
Full Certification

  Animal Action

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Let Him Go
Release Date: January 5, 2021
Certification: Full Certification

Throughout the film, the main characters have cattle, that are seen milling about. This mild action was achieved using one or more of the following methods: the animals were allowed to graze at liberty; they were attached to lead ropes (held by actors or tied to posts); and/or they had their legs hobbled with soft cotton rope. Costumed trainers were in the scene during filming and/or trainers stood just off camera.

In the scene where the main actor walks outside, mounts horse and rides off, the trainer brought the horse to his mark. The actor is well trained on riding. He gets on horse easily and rides off.

In the scene where a station wagon drives down a road and passes two horses mounted by riders, the riders were experienced and knew how to keep the horses on the side of the road. The horses were never in danger of getting in the way of the passing car.

In the scene where we see two actors riding double on a horse, the actors were prepped and rehearsed with the horse. Prior to the action, the actors were prepped by trainers on how to get on horse and ride double.

In the scene where we see a horse standing on a mark as a house burns in the background, the horse was far from the fire. The fire department was on set. The trainers were off-camera to make sure the horse stayed on his mark. The actor held on to the reins.

In the scene where the horse is mounted by actor wand he rides off, the actor was prepped on how to mount the horse and how to ride him.

In the scene where the horse is being double ridden, there’s a gunshot and the horse gets spooked, the horse walked to its marked ridden by stunt riders. On action, the crew member fires a ¼ blank in the air from a safe distance from the horse, and the horse reacts. The trainer pulls on the rein to make it look as if the horse reacts stronger than he actually did.