Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dripping Springs, Tx
I was in a part near the end of the movie portraying Afgan horse cavalry. At one point we had about 500 horse cavalry (300 cavalry re-enactors and about 200 local guys). They got rid of the local guys after a couple days because their horses weren't trained as horse cavarly and they were causing too many horse wreaks. I don't show up anywhere (that I know of), but my other horse that I loaned to a friend made the cover of "Soldier of Fortune" magazine. Only copy I ever had a reason to buy. I was having major horse problems the entire week we were there. Found out after we returned home (from the movie) that an injury my horse had sustained in pasture 2 months (before the movie) was a .22 caliber bullet in her right shoulder. A kid had shot her in pasture, unfortunately I never caught the kid. I did however get buzzed by the Hind helicopter (wasn't a real Hind, made to look like one by the movie people), missed my head by three feet. When it went overhead I could have reached up and hit it with my rifle. I got buzzed because I was out in the sand by myself, I was in the sand by myself because I was having major horse problems, the helicopter didn't help. If you watch the movie, notice the tank barrels, they bounce because they are really PVC pipe. The armor on the armored cars was plywood. Ah movie magic. We had fun and got paid too.
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