History Detectives

The Saddle That Invented the Stuntman

Clip: Season 9 Episode 1 | 14m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

A veteran collector of cowboy gear thinks he may have a saddle that once belonged to rodeo champion and Hollywood legend, Yakima Canutt. Canutt dominated the rodeo circuit until launching his acting career, appearing in silent movies and doubled as a stuntman for some of Hollywood's biggest names. Watch as Wes Cowan investigates whether the saddle actually belonged to the Hollywood cowboy.

Aired: 06/20/11

Rating: NR

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