As if there weren’t enough reasons to love Johnny Depp, there’s now another. He’s a true horseman.

On the set of The Lone Ranger (in which Johnny will star as Tonto), he suffered an accident on horseback, and was dragged for 25 yards.  Did he blame the horse?  Far from it.  In fact, he thanked the horse for saving his life.  As he said,

I’m lucky to be here.  I’ve done a number of films on horseback and I’ve taken a couple of spills but this was a violent one.  I had a good relationship with the horse, which was named Scout, and when I look at the tape I can see that Scout saved my life…in the end he jumped over me and clipped me with his back legs.”

Not everyone would say that a horse saved his life after being dragged for 25 yards.  But then, not everyone is a horseman.

Did you know that he adopted Goldeneye, the one-eyed Andalusian with whom he co-starred in Sleepy Hollow?  He said of the scene in which he’s being dragged behind a carriage in the woods, “I wasn’t afraid of getting hurt.  I was just afraid that the horses might relieve themselves on the journey