Tags / Buzkashi
Players set up the goal posts for a buzkashi game in a winter fog at Jirganak, Tajikistan.
A buzkashi player relaxes his horse between buzkashi rounds in Nojibolo, Tajikistan.
Using carpets won by the horseback riders, buzkashi fans near Hissor set aside time for afternoon prayers.
Young buzkashi players taking a break from a muddy match in Nojibolo, western Tajikistan.
Buzkashi players fight for possession for the buz during a muddy match in Nojibolo, western Tajikistan.
Too slow to jump to a retreat with the rest of the audience, an old man is lost in the dust of a horde of buzkashi horses.
Nasriddin Hissor, 5-time Soviet buzkashi champion, rides out of the fray with the buz. Unlike many other sports, senior players with the most experience are often the best and most respected players
Players battle for possession of a goat carcass in a Buzkashi scrimmage in Novobod, Western Tajikistan.
Audience members watching a match near Korgan-Teppe, Tajikistan, with the bikes they used to get to the buzkashi field from nearby farming villages.
Khurshed's brother, Suhrob, exercises his horses in the mountains near Dushanbe.