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Kyrgyzstan horsemen

The 21st century may have also caught up with the Kyrgyz, for many, even urbanites, horses still take center stage. This is certainly the case for the semi-nomadic shepherds who herd cattle on horseback. The traditonal horse polo, with the carcass of a goat as ball, is played country-wide and even has an international competition. Other equestrian sports like horse wrestling also were, in earlier times, used as a training for war.