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What Breed of Horse is Bucephalus in this movie?

 
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missi



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:49 pm    Post subject: What Breed of Horse is Bucephalus in this movie? Reply with quote

Does anyone know what kind of horse Bucephalus (Alexander's black horse he tames when he's young) is in this new movie? I would really love to know! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:36 am    Post subject: Re: What Breed of Horse is Bucephalus in this movie? Reply with quote

missi wrote:
Does anyone know what kind of horse Bucephalus (Alexander's black horse he tames when he's young) is in this new movie? I would really love to know! Thanks!


The horse is a Fresian.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:07 am    Post subject: horse Reply with quote

That was my thought and what an exquisit animal. After the Ahkel Tek my second fovorite breed. I beleive that I read somewher that Alexanders introduction of the larger western breeds of horses into say the Bactria area played a huge role in the breeding of the indiginous horses of that atea.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What Breed of Horse is Bucephalus in this movie? Reply with quote

tintin wrote:
missi wrote:
Does anyone know what kind of horse Bucephalus (Alexander's black horse he tames when he's young) is in this new movie? I would really love to know! Thanks!


The horse is a Fresian.


oooh thanks so much!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:30 am    Post subject: Re: horse Reply with quote

rothalion wrote:
That was my thought and what an exquisit animal. After the Ahkel Tek my second fovorite breed. I beleive that I read somewher that Alexanders introduction of the larger western breeds of horses into say the Bactria area played a huge role in the breeding of the indiginous horses of that atea.


I was in Afghanistan many years ago. I was enthused by the game of Buzkashi. Would you happen to know the breed of horses used in the game? I only know they are indigenous to the area. One type is kind of short, but amazingly fast and strong, and the other much larger, and equally fast and strong.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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One type is kind of short, but amazingly fast and strong


The "qataghan" , a sturdy pony known for strength and endurance Wink Only male stud horses are used in the game. But I don't know about the large ones Confused .
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:25 am    Post subject: Buzkashi Reply with quote

There is an old movie maybe late sixties early seventies called the "Horsemen" based on a book by Joseph Kessel. It a great tale about a father and sons attempt to win the Royal Buzkashi. I think Omar Sharif is the son. The bokk does talk a lot about the horses and is very detailed about the journey to and from the contest.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Buzkashi Reply with quote

rothalion wrote:
There is an old movie maybe late sixties early seventies called the "Horsemen" based on a book by Joseph Kessel. It a great tale about a father and sons attempt to win the Royal Buzkashi. I think Omar Sharif is the son. The bokk does talk a lot about the horses and is very detailed about the journey to and from the contest.


Yes, however nothing is said about the horse types in the book.

I recently wrote a review of this beautiful film. You can see it at

http://www.epinions.com/mvie_mu-1009946
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