As orenburzhets decided to become an Indian
Oleg Smogelsky - a real Orenburg Indian. "Ranch", where he works, is located near the city, but it crossed the threshold, if you get to the western and cease to feel in urban areas.
How to become a redhead
Oleg and his wife Svetlana in the private equestrian club, which organized Vitaly Pervushin (he once took riding lessons with Oleg, and his so enchanted horse - these beautiful, intelligent and noble animals - that he decided to build his own "rancho" ). However, this work is very difficult to name the love of horses, although the club 12 individuals, followed by his wife looked after.
Oleg shows his cozy ranch
Now Oleg 48 years old, his favorite job, she's a hobby, a cowboy hat with a brim, onions, red horse Albano, faithful dog Fox and the life of the Indian.
And it all started in the 70s when television for the entire Union thundered film "Chingachgook - The Great Snake"; he was so impressed with the guy that changed his life. With ten years Oleg started horse riding, archery and many others, such as athletics. Later adolescent desire to be like Sharp Falcon has grown into something more.
Oleg easily falls into a pack of cigarettes from 20 meters
- I'm in the business of equestrian sport for almost 30 years, but gradually came to think about what I was doing something wrong, - Oleg recalls. - Horse racing and other competitions on horseback for the awards and medals do not have anything to do with the Indians' lives.
Oleg walked away from the sport, although he predicted a brilliant success. But the young man realized that his attitude to the horse runs counter to the sporting realities. Now Oleg does not regret that he gave up a career athlete - but he was able to establish such a harmonious relationship with animals and nature that were Indians.
As befits a real redhead, Oleg life accompanies faithful squaw - beloved wife Svetlana. Not every woman accept the fact that her husband exchanged a career on a herd of horses, money and fame - on the log ranch outside the city. But Svetlana took the same path as that of her husband - first came to professional sports, and then for the love of animals left. And despite the fact that a woman is educated ... a programmer! But this profession it is not caught.
The fire in the tipi and "pipe of peace" - partner of the Indian
- I've lost many friends from school time, because they did not understand my way of life - the woman says. - Now I communicate with only a few colleagues from the sport, and of course, horses. Other happiness I myself do not want to.
Previously, the couple lived in the city, but only slept in the apartment, devoting all his time to the club. And then completely sold the property and moved closer to the horses. Now timbered ranch - not only their work, but also a comfortable house, where the walls are hung portraits of horses and wolves, bows, arrows and feathers, and in the yard is tipi - a traditional housing, which the head of household has built himself.
By the way, the daughter of "Indians" living and studying to be an economist in Orenburg, including us, ordinary white man. But parents notice as it drags of horses and nature, and think that it will repeat their fate.
- Horse and man at Redskins - one, - says Oleg. - And now the animals are often used as sports equipment, caring only about training and victories. Few people know that in the wild horse gallop enough not more than five hundred meters - the distance of his or catch up with a predator, or it will come off. There are no other options. In sport, the distance, and exercise do not match the natural abilities of horses.
The curious monsters, horse Svetlana, interested in the camera lens
Oleg against any intervention in nature horses, even those familiar, such as shoeing and tails to comb! It turns out that the horseshoe is bad for the heart, from the frequent combing hair fall out, and from the blanket impaired thermoregulation. And the horse - social animals, it is important for them to feel the tactile "countrymen" - scratching and rubbing against each other. But, unfortunately, it has become a tradition for centuries to keep the horses in a tightly closed stalls where they are lonely. But the club Oleg 12 beauties freely running around the paddock, play and have fun in any weather, because they are not afraid nor snow, nor rain. The club have done everything possible to bring the conditions of detention in the natural, and it is immediately noticeable on the muzzle contented handsome and playful mood.
Meeting with Sharp Falcon
What was surprising spouses of Indians, when they learned that he arrived in Orenburg Gojko Mitic - the same Sharp Falcon and Chingachgook, who so influenced the lives of Oleg! They prepared and arranged a meeting overseas visitors a tour of his ranch.
Both the Indian - German and Orenburg - in great shape
Mitic stayed at Smogelskih almost three hours and all this time did not stop to wonder how in the Russian city living these enthusiastic people.
- First, we sat in a tipi, which made a fire, and talked, - says Oleg meeting with an idol. - He was very pleased that I was so familiar with his biography. Well still - he is the hero of my childhood! Then, because there was not a Batman or Superman, so the appearance of an Indian chief just shocked the minds of Soviet schoolchildren. By the way, Oleg realized that Gojko in his 70 years in good physical shape. This is not surprising, because all his life the actor was filmed without an understudy, he played complex acrobatic tricks and delighted spectators relief muscles.
Two Indians - Orenburg and German - archery, Oleg talked about horses, about their lives, and Gojko so touched that he even began to sing!
- He turned on some of the tracks on your mobile phone and began to sing softly, - says Oleg. - By the way, his voice was wonderful.
But light a legendary peace pipe Sharp Falcon refused, he admitted that it was the most difficult on the set, because he never smoked.
Such a saddle - the dream of every rider
Shortly before the arrival Oleg ordered abroad expensive cowboy saddle. Elegant leather products show man the best place for an autograph idol - he handed Mitic nail to the scrawled his name on it.
- He became indignant, saying that the hand does not rise to spoil such a thing! - Oleg recalls. - But then yet signed the nail on the saddle. And with each new letter, which he led, seat costs grew and grew. But I certainly would not selling, because it is the memory of the meeting with the man who changed my life.
Saddle autographed idol is not for sale
Bow and arrows are made on technologies Redskins made of bone, wood, leather and organic glue
The horses, which are not forced to exercise, sport themselves
Near the trough in the herd disassembly - who is the most important?
Albano happy prancing and posing
Oleg greeted with pets "by the hand"
Coney listen carefully and understand all that is said Oleg
Albano and monsters waiting for carrots
One of the cats was chosen saddle signed Mitic
Fox - a true devotee dog Oleg - calm and unflappable
This is not a picture on the wall, and the view from the kitchen window, which is never boring owners
Ranch interior is designed in Indian style
wolf's skin gave Oleg, and he says that he can kill an animal just because of widespread famine
Tipi is arranged so that the smoke from the fire immediately goes out and does not corrode the eyes
The most difficult thing - to shoot a bow at full gallop
For Mitic "pipe of peace" was the biggest problem on the set
All the animals at the ranch live in peace and love to play with each other
Another inhabitant of the ranch - owl sofa. Smogelskie found her in the woods with a broken wing