11 October 2011

China Rodeo Photo Addendum

In last Friday’s blog post, Dining Out, I mentioned missing out on fermented horse milk during a UN project in northwestern China--the Altay area of Xinjiang. I’m not sure where I was when members of our team went off to learn about milking horses and fermenting the milk, but I didn’t miss the rodeo held the previous afternoon. I couldn't decide which was most fascinating, the horses, riders, observers or setting.

The rodeo begins. Northwestern China, 1982.
The riders were amazing.
Northwestern China Rodeo, 1982.
The action was everywhere.
Northwestern China Rodeo, 1982.
Women rode at least as good as men.
Northwestern China Rodeo, 1982.
The observers were as interesting as the
riders. Northwestern China Rodeo, 1982.
Discussing the action. Northwestern China Rodeo, 1982.
Was that a grandfather and grandson?
Northwestern China Rodeo, 1982
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