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Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games
Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games

In a melee of hooves and hands, a scrum of horseriders on the plains of Central Asia wrestle to get control of the ball.

Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games
Przewalski's horse in the wild in Hustain Nuruu national park, Mongolia. ©flickr.com
Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes

The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh horses named the oldest domestic horse breed

Kazakh horses are the oldest of domestic breeds that continues to inhabit the territories of its original formation said a Russian scientist Leonid Gaiduchenko.

Kazakh horses named the oldest domestic horse breed
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana

Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana was held in the capital of Kazakhstan from July 3 to 6.

Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana
Photo courtesy of club.foto.ru
Revival of Przewalski's horses continues in Kazakhstan

Przewalski's horses will be brought from the Nuremberg Zoo to Kazakhstan in Spring 2016.

Revival of Przewalski's horses continues in Kazakhstan
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Teenager ties himself to horse and survives four days in Kazakh steppe

A teenager from a remote Kazakh village has survived four days in the steppe with no food or water. He spent the days on horseback, just like the nomads of the times long past.

Teenager ties himself to horse and survives four days in Kazakh steppe
Photo courtesy of nurotan.kz
12-y.o. boy from Karaganda wins Kazakhstan horse race tourmanent

12-year-old Duman Amangeldy from Karaganda has won the national alaman baiga tournament Altyn Tulpar (Gold Horse).

12-y.o. boy from Karaganda wins Kazakhstan horse race tourmanent
Photo ©dic.academic.ru
Mare's milk-based infant food to be produced in Kazakhstan

Production of infant food from mare’s milk will start in Akmola Oblast in the nearest future.

Mare's milk-based infant food to be produced in Kazakhstan
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Southern Kazakhstan flooded, 3 herds of horses dead

The Syrdarya River has flooded farmlands and cause loss of dozens of cattle to farmers in South Kazakhstan Oblast.

Southern Kazakhstan flooded, 3 herds of horses dead
China horses fight in Lunar New Year battles
China horses fight in Lunar New Year battles

Hooves clash in mid-air, a stallion bites his opponent while delighted spectators cheer wildly -- in southern China some saw in the Year of the Horse by watching the animals fight.

China horses fight in Lunar New Year battles
Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities
Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities

Fireworks illuminated the skies across Asia and millions of families gathered together to usher in the Year of the Horse.

Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities
Revellers walk amongst lanterns during ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Marina Bay in Singapore January 29, 2014. ©Reuters/Edgar Su
Singapore PM urges more babies in Year of the Horse

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday urged young couples to get off to a "galloping start" in the Year of the Horse by having more babies to boost flagging birth rates.

Singapore PM urges more babies in Year of the Horse
Seigey Buikevich riding Ispovednik. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Equestrian Federation
German businessmen offer 350 thousand Euro for horse from Kazakhstan

A German businessman wanted to buy a horse from Kazakhstan for 350 thousand Euro.

German businessmen offer 350 thousand Euro for horse from Kazakhstan
US aims lucky 'Year of the Horse' greenbacks at Chinese
US aims lucky 'Year of the Horse' greenbacks at Chinese

The US Treasury is selling red "hong bao" envelopes with "lucky" dollars bearing auspicious serial numbers to mark the Chinese Year of the Horse next year.

US aims lucky 'Year of the Horse' greenbacks at Chinese
Adai horse Oily. Photo courtesy of lada.kz
Adai horse wins race in Moscow

Kazakhstan's Adai horse Oily has won a race at the CIS Cup (Commonwealth of Independent States) in Moscow, Russia.

Adai horse wins race in Moscow
Travelers Jamie Maddison and Matthew Traver in Almaty. Photo by Tengrinews.kz
Two Englishmen to horse-ride from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Tashkent

English friends, a writer Jamie Maddison and an entrepreneur Matthew Traver, have decided to ride horses from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Tashkent.

Two Englishmen to horse-ride from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Tashkent
Australia set to cull 10,000 wild horses
Australia set to cull 10,000 wild horses

A controversial cull of up to 10,000 wild horses in Australia's harsh Outback reportedly began Wednesday in a bid to control the feral animals which officials say are destroying the land.

Australia set to cull 10,000 wild horses
Nestle finds horsemeat in pasta dishes in Italy, Spain
Nestle finds horsemeat in pasta dishes in Italy, Spain

Swiss food giant Nestle has become the latest retailer hit by Europe's horsemeat scandal, announcing it is removing pasta meals from supermarket shelves in Italy and Spain due to contamination.

Nestle finds horsemeat in pasta dishes in Italy, Spain
Horse races. Photo courtesy of kaskarau.kz
Best racehorses chosen in Kazakhstan

4-y.o. Ihavenotime racehorse became the winner of three categories: the Horse of the Year, the Best Senior Horse and the Best Stayer.

Best racehorses chosen in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of kstnews.kz
Kostanay horse cavalry gets pedigreed horses

Kostanay policemen will patrol the streets riding pedigreed horses.

Kostanay horse cavalry gets pedigreed horses