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This trip was my third to Turkmenistan and the second time I was lucky enough to celebrate their “Day of the Horse”, the holiday of the Turkmen racer. The Turkmen Atlary were our gracious hosts and showed off their amazing horses in many different competitions, including halter contests, jumping, endurance and of course horse racing.
1. the initial selection for the halter competition
2. at the races in Ashgabat, trackside
3. the endurance race
4. the art competition
6. visiting horse farms
7. around Ashgabat
8. the halter contest finals
9. the horse races!