Category Archives: Horse Doctor

Random recommendations for long historical dramas 2

I am adding one more to the list! In addition to Jumong and Dong Yi, you can consider Horse Doctor 馬醫.

horse doctor

This drama tells the story of a veterinarian in the Joseon Period as he goes through various obstacles and becomes a royal physician. Baek Gwang Hyun (Cho Seung Woo) will be the aspiring Royal Physician. Lee Sung Ha (Lee Sang Woo) will be his rival. Kang Ji Nyeong (Lee Yo Won) who has good memory would be the female physician involved in the love triangle. Jang In Joo (Yoo Sun) is a talented acupuncturist interested in Gwang Hyun and knows of his past.

This drama shows the journey of a horse doctor, one of the lowest class in the society that their lives are not even as treasured as that of a rich man’s horse, as he becomes a doctor who heals people. He has exceptional acupuncture skills and is gifted in healing people.

Short overview: Gwang Hyun’s father was framed and punished for being involved in the murder of the king’s son by his very own friend (named Lee Myung Hwan) who is also a doctor. At that time, if Gwang Hyun’s mother gave birth to a boy, he will be killed. However, if it is a girl, the girl will just become an official’s slave. In order to save Gwang Hyun’s life, a slave swapped his daughter, who Gwang Hyun’s father rescued, with Gwang Hyun. Thereafter, fate brings Gwang Hyun to this slave girl, later named Ji Nyeong. However, they are soon separated after Gwang Hyun’s adoptive father’s death which is also caused by Lee Myung Hwan. Gwang Hyun is raised by a horse doctor and learns how to treat animals after he felt the sense of accomplishment for helping to save a horse. Lee Myung Hwan becomes Ji Nyeong’s guardian after Gwang Hyun’s father is proven innocent in order to manage Gwang Hyun’s father’s inheritance.


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