It’s the Year of the Horse, it’s time to celebrate one of the unsung heroes of Chinese movies – Jackie Chan’s mount Black Wind! In The Myth, Black Wind was a character in his own right, the faithful fighting mount of General Meng Yi.
Some people think Black Wind is improbable – a horse kicking it’s rider’s enemies out of the way? Yeah right.
In fact, war horses were trained to fight and use devastating moves against the enemy. In Austria, the famous Lippizaner horses are still trained in classic battle moves.
You can see them in action here:
and learn the history of these magnificent horses here.
So Black Wind is not only a great horse and a great character, he is also historically sound.