Buzkashi, Kazakh, Bayan Olgii, Mongolia

Jimmy Nelson2011-03

Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kazakh men riding Mongol horses in Bayan Olgii, Mongolia. Of the five kinds of herd animals typically recognized in Mongolia, horses are seen to have the highest prestige. A nomad with many horses is considered wealthy. Kazakh people individually have favorite horses. Each family member has is or her own horse, and some family members favor their preferred horses by letting them out of hard jobs.


  • Title: Buzkashi, Kazakh, Bayan Olgii, Mongolia
  • Creator: Jimmy Nelson
  • Date Created: 2011-03
  • Location: Bayan Olgii, Mongolia

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