Brego (horse)

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This article is about the horse in The Lord of the Rings (film series). For the King of Rohan, see Brego.
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LocationEdoras, Hornburg, Isengard, Dunharrow, Dark Door
AffiliationRohirrim and Aragorn
LanguageSindarin and Westron
Physical Description
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlack
GalleryImages of Brego

Brego was a horse of Rohan that Aragorn personally rode. Brego was invented by Warner Bros. for The Lord of the Rings film series, where he was portrayed by a horse named Uraeus. Viggo Mortensen purchased the horse after the production of the films.

History[edit | edit source]

During the evacuation of Edoras, it is proposed by the Rohirrim that they leave Brego behind, due to how skittish and uncontrollable he is. However, when Aragorn offers his aid to the Rohirrim, he is able to calm the horse through some words in the Sindarin Elvish language. Aragorn eventually rode Brego during the ambush of the Wargs on the way to the Hornburg of Helm's Deep.

Later, when Aragorn was presumed dead and lost, it is Brego who found Aragorn’s unconscious body,[1] taking him to the Hornburg while still somehow finding the time to show him Saruman's fast approaching army of Uruk-hai from Orthanc.

After the Battle of the Hornburg at Helm's Deep, Brego bore Aragorn once more as a rider on the road to Isengard. With Aragorn, they returned to Edoras.

Later, he accompanied Aragorn to Dunharrow, and even up to the Dark Door itself. However, due to the darkness of that path, Brego choose to flee with the other horses, leaving Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas to brave the Paths of the Dead themselves.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The horse Brego was apparently named after the king Brego.

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