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 empire—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.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's mission of inspiring people to care about the planet. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of the National Geographic Society.

Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email SFS@ngs.org to submit a video for consideration.    

See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase.