Buzkashi, Part II

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 10, 2008, 14:59

I posted about the sport of buzkashi the other day... then I found these beautiful pictures. Draekane on flickr has some of the best action shots of the game, but what really caught my eye were his portraits of some of the horses. They have beautiful, intelligent faces - something you don't get to see in action shots. Plus you can really see the details of the bridles and saddles, which are not overwrought, but just have small gestures of decoration, such as tassles and brass studs. The saddle has multiple woven wool pads, each with its own beautiful pattern. I love the wave-pattern