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3 Years and 6,000 Miles on a Horse

Inspired by the lifestyle of Mongolian nomads, National Geographic adventurer Tim Cope set off on an epic journey. In three and a half years, he traveled 6,000 miles on horseback across the breadth of Genghis Khan's ancient empireā€”a trek that took him from Mongolia to Hungary. In this short interview from the Banff Centre, Cope talks about his rough start learning how to ride and care for horses.

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