PACK OF WILD HORSES ON THE ROAD TO THE ALTAI GLACIERS ­ WESTERN MONGOLIA. PHOTO: GREGORY FOURNIER, 2010 – TAASA Review March 2011

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This article was originally found in the March 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 1, Page 15).

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A lot is revealed in this dialogue, of two contrasting characters.

On the one hand, you have the sedentary, the builder and farmer; and on the other, the nomad, herdsman and hunter.

The material possessions of the Mongols are purely their herds, horses, cattle and sheep, but they are intrinsically more attached to them than farmers are their crops and possessions. Mongols love their horses more than any other animal...