Russell Crowe and horses on set. How tweet it is. Look!
THE DAILY DOT (DailyDot.com) — The Daily Dot reports that Russell Crowe loves horses. We knew that. But particularly horses he makes friends with on set.
Check out this tweet. He mentions a couple of them.
In a Tuesday morning tweet, Crowe recalled that George, the horse upon which he gave his iconic Gladiator speech in the woods before battle, was also on the set of Robin Hood years later. “We would have a chat everyday [sic],” Crowe wrote.
This is absolutely true . There’s a horse George who I gave the speech in the forest in Gladiator on. Years later he was on the set of Robin Hood and we would have a chat everyday. Same with the white horse Rusty in Robin Hood we chatted again on Les Mis. Lifelong friends. https://t.co/LqUxyfAymK
Can horses act? Cutting to the chase, no not in the way humans do or even other mammals.
Example: If you want a horse to look and act scared, you need to scare him. This is the bottom line from all the horse handlers we have talked with over the years who train and take part in movies and stage productions with horses.
The Horse Fund is the most dynamic equine advocacy organization of its kind. Headquartered in the United States The Horse Fund lobbies to protect horses at home and abroad and acts as industry watchdogs.
NFL Super Bowl XLVIII will have another splendid equine appearing on Sunday besides the ones in Budweiser’s beloved Clydesdale ad. But this one will be live, in person, and on the playing field. His name is Thunder.
Report Source: MIKE KLIS of The Denver Post
Video Source: FOX 21 NEWS via YouTube
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Thunder, the Arabian gelding who serves as the Broncos’ mascot, will be at MetLife Stadium during the Super Bowl.
As we speak, Thunder is on a Fedex cargo plane, on his way to the Super Bowl.
But after he flies, Thunder will ride! Like all Fedex packages, the 900-pound Thunder must first stop in Memphis to get checked and tracked. He is scheduled to land at the Newark airport at about 5 p.m. EST.
After talking it over with league officials, Thunder, the Broncos’ Arabian gelding mascot, will lead the team onto the field at MetLife Stadium for the opening introductions to Super Bowl XLVIII.
And Thunder will be able to run out to the Broncos’ end zone whenever the team scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.
He can’t run the full length of the field as he does following touchdowns in games played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High because the Super Bowl — in East Rutherford, N.J. — will be played on a neutral field.
Thunder II, in his 10th season with the team, takes a ride on the playing field after every Broncos touchdown. He’s been the most overworked mascot in the NFL this year as the Broncos scored a league-record 606 points and a league-record 75 touchdowns.
He was the personal riding horse of Sharon Magness Blake for five years before she turned him over to the team in 2004.
The late Thunder I, who served as the Broncos’ for 11 years, attended the Broncos’ Super Bowls in San Diego in 1998 and Miami in 1999. He passed away in 2009.
Thunder II has only performed at home games, but the Broncos received permission from the NFL to bring him along for the Super Bowl.
FOX 21 NEWS VIDEO Yep…Broncos mascot ‘Thunder’ is flying FedEx
Speaking of flying (but not riding), let’s give equal time to the Seattle Seahawks. Seahawks mascot Taima is sweeping into town to lead his team into MetLife Stadium Sunday evening.
Taima, named by Seahawks fans — which incidentally means “thunder” — quickly became a fixture of Seahawks Sundays. Since 2007 Taima has been the first one out of the tunnel leading the team on to the field before each home game.
The 9-year-old augur hawk sports a distinctive black head with a unique cream-colored throat with a dark stripe.
Taima is handled by Master Falconer Trainer/Handler, David Knutson from Spokane, Washington.