Horsemen of the Tianshan foothills

At the age of four, Aybulan is deemed old enough by his father to learn to ride a horse. The family belong to a community of ethnic Kazakhs living near the Tianshan Mountains in northwestern China. They live a nomadic life, moving from pasture to pasture with the change of seasons. Riding on horseback, they follow paths that have been taken by their ancestors for hundreds of years.

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