Talk to Al Jazeera: In the Field

Kyrgyzstan’s Horses: Wings of Pride

Riding the spirit of Kyrgyz culture.

There is a saying that every Kyrgyz man’s wings are his horse.

As the Kyrgyz people often define their national identity according to their rich nomadic past, we explore the valleys of Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan Mountains to find out why horses mean so much more than money and prestige; they are a way of life.