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WATCH: Abir Magdy, Egypt’s ‘young knight’ trains horses to dance

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Abir Magdy, a 15-year-old Egyptian girl, has been dubbed Egypt’s youngest knight for her talent at training horses to dance to music and the mizmar instrument.

Abir is now famous for her performances at wedding ceremonies in her town of Belqas in the Dakahlia Governorate.

Her father Magdy Abu Shahat told Al Arabiya.net that he loves to raise horses and his daughter Abir was nine years old when she first displayed her love for her horses, noting that she developed some sort of connection with them.

The first time Abir displayed her skills at training horses how to dance was at a wedding when a horse next to their home started to dance with Abir’s help. Abir has been performing at weddings ever since.

Considering the increased demand to perform at weddings, Abir had to hire three other girls and taught them how to tame horses and how to train them to dance.

Speaking to Al Arabiya.net, Abir said she loves horses a lot, adding that what helped her master the skill of horse-riding is how responsive horses have been to her directions.

She added that horses can feel when people are enthusiastic and clapping for them and they respond by dancing more joyfully.