Buzkashi

22 03 2007

Afghan riders play buzkashi during a competition between Parwan and Panshir provinces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 22,2007. Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan in which players fight to place a goat carcass into a circle goal. That’ll liven up your next gymkhana. Link

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3 responses

23 03 2007
barngoddess

eww, I do not think my neighbors the ‘goat ranchers’ would take kindly to this sport….

24 03 2007
raincoaster

As I understand it, fatalities are not unusual and do not interrupt game play. Next up on Bridlepath’s list of dangerous sports, “tent pegging” at a gallop, also popular in those parts.

25 03 2007
MiKael

I’m with barngoddess on this one…..ewwwwwwwww!

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