Latvian girl learns to be a Winged Hussar of GDL/ENG subtitles

Latvian girl learns to be a Winged Hussar of GDL/ENG subtitles


Julija Troksne, owner of ‘Temps’ equestrian club, Latvia. Greetings! My name is Julija. I came to Belarus from Latvia for the first time. I have my own equestrian club, and I came to you to get acquainted with your horses, to learn something new that I cannot learn in Latvia. Meet a real horse lover and more! Apart from twenty horses, Julija has fifteen goats, eleven dogs, nine cats and one ram. Video from the private archive of Julija Troksne, Latvia I’ll take the riding boots, they are very comfortable for riding. You can’t ride without a helmet at all, it’s very important. A helmet is safety. And, of course, we will need gloves. But, of course, the most important thing is the delicacies for horses. How can you do without them? Well, the suitcase is ready! And I am also ready. Let’s go! Of course, the weather is not very good, but it does not frighten me. In Belarus, Julija will spend three days well, we will take full advantage of this time. We know who to introduce our guest to. We are going to the Belarusian man who has also devoted his life to horses. Hi! Hi! Welcome to the ‘Golden Spur’ Pavel Kalinkou, founder of the historical equestrian club “Golden Spur”, Belarus My name is Pasha. I’m in charge here. I’m Julija. I also have my horse stable. Great, you’ll tell me more about it. I am the head of the ‘Golden Spur’ horse club. Our club deals with historical reenactments and shows. It involves stunts, trick riding, weapon handling. It is also knights fighting in full armour, flying hussars. It is 812. Last defenders of the GDL. We live very active life. and fully enjoy it. Please step inside. Thank you. We have a lot of cats. There are lots of them at every stable I guess. I also have about 9 of them I think. We used to have as many as 17, but fewer now. How many horses you have? I now have about 20 horses, of whom 10-11 belong to me. The rest are also private horses. Staying with me temporarily. I also have goats, sheep, dogs and cats. It’s a regular farmstead. And you are in charge? Yes. So it’s not your parents but you? Yes. Well done. Not so easy for fragile women’s shoulders. In fact, I know what it’s like, have been doing it for long. It’s not a job for women. You need to have as many helpers as you can. I don’t have many of those. I am alone in winter. For 20 horses? Yes… You guys are cool. I would like to learn something new and to perform something for our programs in Riga. When we prepare a program and show it, it is well-received. Then you are ready for extreme stuff, within reason. Yes, within reason. My childhood ended when I broke my spine. I broke spine in four place and fractured my pelvis I fell from a horse on a cement floor. Then I rode on fields Dad busted me. I wasn’t allowed to ride yet, and I didn’t have a saddle. Here I was riding it. My Dad was furious and scolded me. And I would spank you if I was him. We will teach you the minimum, considering your past. Not stunts but using weapons. Like spear, a sword. I am already scared. Don’t worry, it’s all real and doable. You are not afraid to damage your manicure, are you? No. Do you have gloves? Yes. Great. Well, I am ready then. Me too. Please meet… This is Zapekanka. This is for you. Thanks. Hey, baby… Good girl. Professionals don’t need help? Of course, when you work with new horse, you are worried about handling it properly. I am a little afraid I can do it right. What’s it gonna be? What kind of horse is it? Can I handle it? Your legs become soft, it’s like the first time you do it. First time you ride a horse. She doesn’t trust me much. She’s more interested in tasty stuff in my pocket. It’s hard to say until I get in the saddle, but she seems to be non-aggressive and wants to communicate with me. Good girl Good girl She clearly doesn’t want to gallop with me. She’s testing you. Don’t lean inside, you may fall. You riding it like a motorcycle when galloping, it looks scary. Well done. I am sorry for all the inconvenience It’s fine, I like it. If the coach is not yelling, you are hopeless. She’s of course testing me from time to time. I am still a little agitated. But I once said I wouldn’t work with mares, ever. Because she’s like a woman. She may be willing to do something or not, she may be in bad mood. I usually work with gelded horses. It’s a lance similar to what was used in 1812. Lancers are cavalry. Light troops riding with lancers, swords and pistols. You can lance with it, strike from the side. Moulinette stunts. Never let it go. You put it under the armpit like this. Julija’s eyes are sad and puzzled. Poor mare. She can bare it. She’s not easily scared. You missed it. Working with a lance is very interesting. I am doing it for the first time. I am afraid to injure the horse. It’s a bit difficult. She’s walking all over you. Yes, I can feel it. Lance to the left, arm close to horse, outside curve. You hang there, push it and lift it. Didn’t do like I said. Missed it. For you to do it.. No, stop, stop. I’ll show you! Can I give her a biscuit? Of course. She’s actively trying to ride you. I don’t know why. There you go. Well done. Bravo! Are you afraid to do the lob? Yes. You want to learn how to do it? Yes. Switch to walk. Stop, command it. Up! Well done. Good girl. I wasn’t ready for it. I probably have a crazy look now. We didn’t warn her. I am having an adrenaline rush right now. For your eyes to open even wider We can put the horse on its side. You pull the rein to the right and back. The body twists. Then you put your shoulders back a little. Down, down. I got you! When a horse is lying, it is totally helpless. Here you can do whatever you want with her. Horses that don’t trust people don’t allow to put them on the side. Congratulations on the first training with weapons! Thank you! You also learned a stunt. It was very interesting and informative. You weren’t scared? No, I was not. I only wish I had succeeded. The best thing a rider can do is to stay calm. All the people who get scared or hysterical can harm a horse and need to be taught to relax, to calm down. Julija has a very steady look. She is easy to communicate. You don’t need to spit out words or hurry anywhere. She is a calm person, and horse can feel it. It is a great human quality. Pasha is a kind man, I like how he treats horses. His way of thinking, too. He talks about his horses with tenderness and sincerity. With love. You don’t see it often. Usually horses are used to make money. They are treated like things. But he puts his heart into his stable. This is the famous pensioner. who is 21 years old. We went through hell and high water together. We didn’t get along for a long time. She tried to kill me in several ways. But after three years we became friends. Then it was smooth, we went through battles, campaigns etc. In 2013 we won a prestigious knight tournament. in Moscow. The Saint George Tournament. Pretty girl. Pretty girl. I also have a pensioner mare. She’s 21. She has done her duty, We took part in competitions. We competed in Lithuania as well. She’s an old lady who will stay with me for good. There are horses who deserve care until they die. Some horses can be sold, given to children. But some horses cannot be sold, as they are your friends. I’m cutting the carrot for the mare, Zapekanka. I like her name. Yesterday I promised her I would bring her carrots. I want to treat her to a delicious meal. so we can get in better contact with her. We are going to Pasha’s house again for another master class. Maybe today the mare Zapekanka will submit itself to us. and Julija will do more elements. Meanwhile, Pasha prepared a surprise for his Latvian guest. Our task is even better today. I will show you our mystery room. Please go inside and discover our mystery room. Wow! You’ll be riding in this armour today. It is the lightest one we have. And the nicest one, too. It is the Winged Hussar Armour. 17th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was the best European cavalry of the 17th century. It saved Vienna from the Turks, they also overran the much bigger Swedish forces.. You want to try and get into their skin? I am already scared but fine. I’ll do it. I’m afraid the feathers will get wet. Zapekanka is ready. Carrot is what’s needed to butter her up now. Take the rein. Good girl, eat, eat, eat, eat carrots good girl! You’ll make it. Well done. Zapekanka, poor girl. Hold on. Godspeed! Thank you. Heels down! It is much harder, I can only imagine how people did it in the Middle Ages. It was so difficult. I can’t imagine somebody fighting in this. It is very difficult but also very exciting. You tried a spear, but a girl’s hand gets tired fast. It is heavy, right? This is the lightest sword we have. It says here God, Honour and Motherland. You know what you’ll be fighting for? Yes. Great. Godspeed! Thanks! I thought it was a horse following me… Well done. You did it. Doing all these elements in armour is incredibly difficult, but Julija succeeded. I expected it to be much worse. Julija said the truth about finding balance. People usually get stunned by all this armour they put on themselves for the first time. I am a little tired, so it’s hard for me to show all the emotions. Of course I am super excited. It’s great. I loved it. Julija deserves good rest. So we offered her to do some shopping. Shopping for horses of course. Hi, I’m Julija. And I’m Yulia. Nice to meet you. Likewise. Yulia Azaranka, “Five Horses” estate owner, designer, Belarus I’m Yulia and I live just outside of Minsk. I have my own horses and a farm stay. I make horse equipment and accessories, decorations. Things that look great but are not mass produced for sport horses. Looks very nice. Cool. I want to touch it right away. Can I? Wow. (Clapping) I was totally blown away by how pretty it is. I am also amazed at the patience the person needs to do it. I can’t even make a bracelet with beads. Last time I rode in a road cart like this when I was 16 I guess. Hup! Now walk. I said walk. Good girl. Good girl! Yulia, what’s the Belarusian for ‘Darling, go!”? Hm… ‘Darahaya, naperad!’ ‘Darahaya, napered!’ NaperAd! Na-pe-rad! Naperad! and Darling? Darazhunya? Pryhazhunya, go! Program authors:
Katsyaryna Markavets
Maksim Shved Script and direction:
Katsyaryna Markavets
Kasia Rastotskaya Video and sound:
Anton Rabtsau Editor:
Vyachaslau Bahdanovich Sound:
Yury Batalyonak
Maryna Dzemidchyk Animation:
KniKni studio Music for the animation:
Uladzimir Patapenka Editorial supervision:
Yury Kalina Program idea:
Katsyaryna Markavets

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