Australian man Tim Cope had just completed a 6,200 mile (10,000 km) journey on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary, following the footsteps of Genghis Khan. And boy did he find adventure along the way:
Both he and the animals faced much hardship as they endured life on the steppes of Asia and Central Europe, experiencing temperature ranging from minus 52C to plus 54C.
On two occasions his horses were stolen and even Tigon was taken whilst in Ukraine.
Mr Cope eventually found him nearly frozen to death, locked inside an ice filled mine shaft. It took hours in a hot sauna and a diet of raw eggs and vodka to revive the dog, who was not able to continue the journey for three weeks.