It’s Tuesday and we thought you deserved a little treat. You’re welcome.
By now, you’ve probably noticed that Chris Hemsworth stars in 12 Strong, a cinematic retelling of the incredible true story, now declassified, of the Special Forces group that was deployed to Afghanistan immediately after 9/11 and their battle charge on horseback. As it turns out Hemsworth, like his (fictionalized) character Mitch Nelson, was already a fairly proficient rider before the film was shot. (Recall Snow White & the Huntsman.)
Storming into battle in the retelling of the unbelievable true story @12strongmovie, first 12 guys that were sent into Afghanistan 3 weeks after 9/11, fought alongside the local Afghan people (on horseback) to fight the Taliban and help the people of Afghanistan regain control of their country. The film shows the brotherhood and strength of the special forces and the Afghan people, both fighting together against a common enemy. Until recently this story was classified and very few people knew about this mission. In cinemas January 19.
Yep, this is all very nice. But even better than this movie still? Real life Hemsworth with a real life horse.
“Next time we’ll get the win?” What does that mean? Is this man now taking up showing in his spare time?
No, he’s referring to sprint-racing his talented equestrian wife, model/actress Elsa Pataky. You go, girl.
OH, that’s what he meant. What a power couple.
“Okay, cool, Horse Nation, we want news about real riders and not these boring celebrities doing fancy stuff in their fancy free time, they don’t even ride that well, blah blah –”
Look, we promise it’s worth it.
Okay, now you can go.
Thanks to Alex Scott for the tip! Go riding.