Photograph 28. Start of the Horse Race

"Oboo" Sacred Monuments in Hulun Buir: Their Narratives and Contemporary Worship

Photograph 28. Start of the Horse Race

Horse racing is one of the “three manly games” (the others being wrestling and sometimes archery) that are “played” after oboo worship. All men can participate in the race; the only condition is that they ride a horse from a local breed. In the picture, the riders are waiting for the race to start. 

Üitekhen Oboo worship games, Buryat people. 

Shinekhen East "Sum," Evenki Autonomous Banner, June 2017