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Horses in Lord of the Rings

Horses in Lord of the Rings

Other horses in the Lord of the Rings books and movies, plus information on the selection, training and care of the equine movie stars.

equine stars from Lord of the RingsLights, Camera, Action... - Extensive and detailed article about the Lord of the Rings' equine performers and their trainers, the facilities and the training process, including desensitising the horses to noise and crowds. Features several photographs of the horses in training. From NZ Horse and Pony, July 4, 2000.

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Photo Gallery - Hasufel

Hasufel was the horse given to Aragorn by Eomer at their first meeting. In the books, Aragorn continued to ride Hasufel through the rest of The Two Towers and Return of the King. Hasufel even stayed with Aragorn as he traveled the paths of the dead.

In the films, Hasufel was killed in The Two Towers during the warg attack that occurred on the way to Helm's Deep. Brego rescued the injured Aragorn and took Hasufel's place as Aragorn's mount.

Photo Gallery - Horses of Rohan

Photo Gallery - Horses of the Ringwraiths

Photo Gallery - Other Lord of the Rings Horses

Photo Gallery - Shadowfax

Shadowfax was one of the Mearas, the legendary horses of Rohan. He was ridden bareback and bridle-less by the wizard Gandalf.

Photo Gallery - Snowmane

Snowmane, the steed of King Theoden of Rohan, was one of the Mearas. Though brave and reliable in battle, he inadvertently contributed to Theoden's death when he fell on his master in the battle of the Pelennor fields.

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