Horse Games: The Kok-Boru Way | Easting.org
While staying in Osh I was lucky enough to catch a game of kok-boru, often known as buzkashi. The sport, which is played in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, is a bit like rugby on horseback. Except the ball were a dead animal. You've heard of it before: hundreds of horsemen in a field wrangling over a dead goat. I recently spent a morning crouched watching one of these matches and filed this breakdown of what exactly the sport entails.