The third discipline at the Murghab Horse Festival is horse wrestling. Two riders compete against each other and try to pull the opposing rider from the horse.
This discipline requires a lot of skill because you have to control the horse, attack the opposing rider. And at the same time, you should not fall off the saddle.
Several teams compete, whereby most duels end in a draw or with a win on points (referee’s decision). Only in the last competition, one rider manages to pull the other out of the saddle.
One fights hard, the will to win is noticeable to all. From time to time also a horse interferes in the fight and kicks backward.
At the latest now it is also clear why many people half veil their faces: the horses whirl up a lot of dust.
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