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Icelandic Horses to Play in The Hobbit

October 20, 2011 at 11:10 am by xoanon  - 

Icelandic horses will play a big part in The Hobbit, the upcoming film directed by Peter Jackson, based on the eponymous story by J.R.R. Tolkien. Shooting is currently taking place in New Zealand. “The look of the Icelandic horse, which grows a thick fur in the winter months, was one of the aspects filmmakers took notice of,” said Cali Madincea at New Line Cinema, the film’s production company, according to Fréttabladid. “Another important quality of the Icelandic horse is its endurance and strength; it can carry people weighing up to 120 kilos,” Madincea explained, adding that the tölt had also charmed them. More..

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2 responses to “Icelandic Horses to Play in The Hobbit”

  1. Tucketmom says:

    Do you really think the New Zealand government will allow the importation of Icelandic horses?  And where in The Hobbit did the dwarves, Bilbo or Gandalf ride horses?

  2. IslenskirHesturinn says:

    @Tucketmom: Icelandic horses are already present in NZ; there’s a farm called Vindholar for one (2nd result on google). They don’t need to be imported as they’ve already been there for a while. And fresh stock is always appreciated in the trade, trust me! 
    And considering hobbits and dwarves are small and yet are planning to travel a long distance, I’d say them riding horses is pretty obvious, don’t you? I’d hate to walk all the way with such short legs!

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