Based on a preview clip of the newest episode of “Alaskan Bush People,” fans will be getting to know the beautiful new stallion owned by star Noah Brown. The episode will also focus on Brown’s work to train the horse.
“This guy is Prometheus. He is 16 hands and growing. He is the second stallion on the ranch. Well, I guess (he’s) the only stallion on the ranch right now because he is the only horse up here,” Brown explains at the beginning of the preview.
The horse is now 2 years old, but he is not fully grown. According to the “Alaskan Bush People” star, the horse is expected to reach 18 hands. “He’s massive, he’s sleek, he’s beautiful,” Brown adds.
For the reality television star, Prometheus represents his love of a particular era of history. “Back in the day, he would’ve been the perfect Knights Templar horse. I’m obsessed with ancient times. So, for me, this guy is going to be my war horse. I’m going to train him in the old style – horseback archery, jousting, the whole bit,” Noah Brown also says.
Noah also opens up about a conversation he had with his late father, Billy Brown, about that era.
“I think I was 7 (years old) when Dad and I discussed how horses were actually used in medieval times. It’s why I’ve been upset with war horses and Knights Templars and all that. I definitely see myself sitting on top of him with the reins in my teeth while firing arrows,” he shares.
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Noah Brown Explains His Plan to Train His Stallion
Making Prometheus into a “war horse” will take training. Noah Brown plans to begin training the stallion by spending a lot of time with him.
“I wanted to do a week with him. So, I’ve actually moved in, built a little shelter, and I’m staying here camping in this arena with him for a week,” Brown explains.
In order to get the horse used to being around weapons, Brown plans to expose him slowly. Next, the video shows Noah Brown drawing a sword and swinging it within view of Prometheus.
“So, this is actually the first stage of training Prometheus to be tolerant to weapons. I’m going to start with the sword. The key is to let him get used to it slowly,” Brown also says.
Following the sword, Brown then decides that training with a bow and arrow is next on the agenda. “Next up for the bow, set up the target, getting my arrows, and seeing how he reacts to one hitting (the target),” he adds.
The “Alaskan Bush People” star also acknowledges that some viewers may not agree with his horse training plan. “I’m sure that to a lot of people, I’m doing everything wrong. … I could put the saddle on him first. That’s a very invasive thing. So, instead, start with the weapons because it isn’t touching him,” Brown adds.
You can watch the full episode of “Alaskan Bush People” featuring Noah Brown and Prometheus on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. (ET). The show airs on Discovery and Discovery+. You can watch the preview clip of Noah and Prometheus below.