The Wings of the Kyrgyz

The sturdy Kyrgyz horse has muscles that 'ripple like the waves of a great mountain river'. Horses are essential to the nomadic lifestyle, and life in the mountains and on the steppes of central Asia would be impossible without them. Warriors fight and are buried alongside their horses. The world nomad games celebrates this history, bringing together nomads – and their horses – from across central Asia to compete in sports such as eagle hunting, bone throwing, horseback wrestling and kok-boru.

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