Horse Rear and Fall … Gibson avenges the death of his sons in the climactic battle scene. Lance (doubling Gibson) is carrying the US flag and is charging his enemy on foot while Richard (doubling the enemy) charges back on horseback. When the two meet, Lance drops in front of the horse and thrusts the flag up its chest, causing Richard to be launched forward as in a running “w”. Stunt integrates work on a real and a mechanical horse.