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Alaman baiga.

 Phototours horse competitions in Kazakhstan.

Alaman baige - a horse-race at long and great distances (25, 50, 100 km) is one of the ancient kinds of contests. "Alaman- baiga" certainly entered programs of large people solemnities and especially one year funeral repasts (as).
Horserace for long and overlong distances is carried out on the cross-country with various natural obstacles. The winner is not a man having quick horse, but a man, who can carry out correct competition, quickly estimate situation, prepare horse for horserace and allocate its power on the distance.
Usually horse-races were held in the steppe in a straight line abounding in natural obstacles without limiting quantities of horses and also their breeds. Tradi­tionally the riders' costume was a shirt of white colour and a red kerchief tied on the head.
As a rule as prizes were presented dif­ferent expensive fabrics, materials, yurtas, cattle or money sum. Alaman-baiga is one of the most difficult and exhausting kinds of horse-races.Preparation to horse race. Preparation to horse race. Preparation to horse race. Horse race. Preparation to horse race. Spectators.Horse race.Horses.Horse race.Spectators.Horse race.

Life and culture of Kazakh people. Kenzheahmetuly S. Almatykitap, 2006

Alexandr Petrov.