FREDERIK BUYCKX photography

a cooperation between me and my camera

Shandur Polo Festival in Pakistan (2)

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Because of  the altitude (thin air), the heat and the very intensive efforts the horses have to deal with, the horses arrive already 2 weeks before the festival at the Shandur Pass to get used to the altitude and to train in these conditions. Despite these efforts, every year some horses play their last game of polo at Shandur, and just drop dead in the middle of the game… I thought it would be difficult to get rid of a dead horse in the middle of the field, but as a lot of things, they just do it the Pakistani way.

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enough dead horses, some other horses that were kicking and alive!

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Written by frederik

August 24, 2009 at 12:20 am

Posted in Sports, Travel

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  1. A wonderful series of images and some very touching images too.

    jenquest

    August 24, 2009 at 6:59 am


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