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Horse Riding Mongolia

Best horse riding tours Mongolia

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Mongolian Horse

Mongolian horses are native to Mongolian steppes. Their role in daily life of Mongolian nomads stayed largely unchanged over many centuries. Horses outnumber the human population of Mongolia. Horses live outdoor all year, dealing with temperatures from 30 Celsius in summer down to -40 Celsius in winter and they graze and search for food on their own. Horses serve as riding and transport animals. Nomads use them both for the daily work and in horse racing. The mare’s milk is processed into the national favourite beverage airag. Mongolian respect a lot their horses and they held more prestigious place. Mongol horses were the key factor supporting the 13-century conquests of Mongolia Empire. There is a traditional saying “A Mongol without horse is like a bird without wings”.
Horse racing. Mongolia has world’s longest and toughest horse race officially recognized in the World Guinness Records. Horses take central part of nomad’s life in this land of open vast space. Mongolians practice horse race pretty much whole year around except winter months. However, the largest and the most exciting one happens during Naadam Festival. Horses race according to their age, classified to six categories. Distance of race varies in each category: two-year-old horse race 10-12 km for instance, stallions race for 23 km on average and seven-year-old horse race for longest distance of all ages for 25-26km. Horse jockeys are children aged between 5 and 12 years. Due to long distance horses have to cover jockeys preferred to be light, small and of course experienced. Horse jockeys not only race horses, they are responsible for motivating, encouraging their horses by singing song called “Giingoo” and raising their spirits during race. Both horses and jockeys go through intense training for several months before Naadam. Horses are given special diet, treated tenderly and cherished. Bond between horses, jockeys and trainers are very special and emotional. In the race, horses and jockeys come in first 5 places are rewarded and revered. Mongolians believe that touching the winning horse and its sweat bring good luck.

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Amazing horse riding trip takes you to the densely forested mountains along crystal fresh streams deep into the heart of Khentii Mountain Range. Enjoy the stunning view of the Khagiin Khar Nuur nestled in mountain.
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Explore the most unspoiled destination that has a mix of various ethnic groups of Khovsgol region along one of Mongolia's best horseriding trails and embrace the unique lifestyle of Tsaatan people in their homeland.
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Tavan Bogd National Park is an amazing beautiful park embodies special characteristics of high mountains with snow capped peaks, icy crystal rivers, mountain valleys and steppe landscapes.
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Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes) is a beautiful, long valley that has rich story behind it. Thousand of years ago, the lava flow formed the landscape with extreme contrast of volcanic rocky mountains, green beautiful forests and wide open grassland. Riding a horse in this surreal area is an amazing experience.
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Horses in Mongolian Steppe
Nomad Girls
Mongolian Horseman
Mongolian Horses
Horses in Mountain
Horses in Altai Mountains
Follow the hidden trails of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park on horseback and reach the historical Gunjiin Sum Temple located in Khentii Mountains.
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Amazing horse riding trip takes you to the densely forested mountains along crystal fresh streams deep into the heart of Khentii Mountain Range. Enjoy the stunning view of the Khagiin Khar Nuur nestled in mountain.
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Khovsgol Lake has the best horseriding track on its shores. Explore the Northern Mongolia with its Blue Pearl Lake and gain more knowledge about the horse based nomadic lifestyle and reindeer tribe.
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Tsambagarav Mountain is one of the most glorious snow capped peaks of Mongolia where various ethnic groups lived for thousand years. Discover this unique region by horse and mingle with locals.
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Otgontenger Mountain is the highest peak of the Khangai Nuruu Mountain Range and Mongolia's 5th highest mountain. Follow the ancient warriors horse trails and worship the sacred mountain.
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The best Mongolian horseriding trek to Khorgo - Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Region allows you to explore various landscapes, hidden paths of ancient nomads cradle and more of sightseeing throughout this complex horseriding journey.
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The twin peaks of Kharkhiraa Mountain (4037m) and Turgen Mountain (3965m) dominate the region. From great open steppes to majestic snow-capped massive mountains all situated in middle of Great Lake Depression are the highlights of this riding trip.
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Tavan Bogd National Park is an amazing beautiful park embodies special characteristics of high mountains with snow capped peaks, icy crystal rivers, mountain valleys and steppe landscapes.
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Explore the most unspoiled destination that has a mix of various ethnic groups of Khovsgol region along one of Mongolia's best horseriding trails and embrace the unique lifestyle of Tsaatan people in their homeland.
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Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes) is a beautiful, long valley that has rich story behind it. Thousand of years ago, the lava flow formed the landscape with extreme contrast of volcanic rocky mountains, green beautiful forests and wide open grassland. Riding a horse in this surreal area is an amazing experience.
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