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MONGOLIAN HORSE


Mongolian horses are native to the steppes of Mongolia. Over many centuries, their position in Mongolian nomads’ daily lives has remained largely unchanged. Mongolia’s horse population outnumbers the human population. Horses live outside all year, in temperatures ranging from 30 degrees Celsius in the summer to-40 degrees Celsius in the winter, and they graze and hunt for food on their own. Horses are used for both riding and transport. They are used by nomads for both everyday work and horse racing. Airag, a common national beverage, is made from mare’s milk. Mongolians have a high regard for their horses, and they are given a higher status. Mongolian horses were crucial to the Mongolian Empire’s conquests in the 13th century.
“A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without wings,” as the saying goes.


Mongolia has the world’s longest and most difficult horse race, which is officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records. Mongolians compete in horse races almost every year, with the exception of the winter months. The biggest and most exciting one, however, takes place during the Naadam Festival. Horses are divided into six groups based on their age. The distance of the race varies depending on the age group: two-year-old horses race 10-12 kilometers, stallions race 23 kilometers on average, and seven-year-old horses race 25-26 kilometers.

Horse jockeys are children between the ages of 5 and 12. Because of the long distances that horses must travel, jockeys tend to be light, small, and experienced. Horse jockeys are responsible for inspiring, encouraging, and raising the spirits of their horses during races by singing a song called “Giingoo.”

Until Naadam, both horses and jockeys go through months of intensive training. Horses are fed a special diet, cared for with tenderness, and loved.  The first five horses and jockeys in the race are rewarded and revered. Mongolians claim that touching the winning horse’s sweat would bring them good fortune.

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Horseriding Adventure Trip in Otgontenger Mountain

Horseriding Tours to Gunjiin Sum Temple
(5 days)

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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Horseriding Tour to Khagiin Khar Nuur
(7 days)

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.

Horsebackriding Expedition to Northern Mongolia

Horsebackriding Expedition to Northern Mongolia
(9 days)

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.

 

Tsambagarav Mountain

Horsebackriding Tour in Tsambagarav Mountain
(10 days)

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.

Horseriding Adventure Trip in Otgontenger Mountain

Horseriding Adventure Trip to Otgontenger Mountain
(11 days)

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.

 

Horseriding Trek to Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Region

Horseriding Trek to Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Region
(11 days)

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.

 

Horseriding Trip in Kharkhiraa Mountain

Horseriding Trip in Kharkhiraa Mountain
(12 days)

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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Extreme Horseriding Tour in Tavan Bogd National Park
(12 days)

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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Along Horseriding Trails with Tsaatan People in Khovsgol
(12 days)

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.

 

Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Horsebackriding Tour

Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Horsebackriding Tour
(14 days)

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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