The Long Riders' Guild

Across the Kazakh Steppes

After having made several equestrian journeys in different parts of Mongolia, in 2010 Bonnie Folkins decided to explore the steppes of Kazakhstan.
Her journey began in a village called Kontoghay (Kup-Togay in Kazakh meaning "many fences") and concluded at the town of Mikinsko. Bonnie noted that despite its rich equestrian history, finding suitable riding horses in Kazakhstan was very difficult. She wrote, I have learned that when the Kazakhs did their long, large and impressive migrations they did not go from east to west and vice versa,  but from north to south - using the north in the summer months because of water and fodder possibilities.

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