Horse in kazakh culture
Horse is a sacred animal for the Kazakhs. Some scientists believe that the first taming of wild horses began in the territory where modern Kazakhstan is located. Beautiful horses are central to the art, symbolism, musical and ethnic themes of the Kazakh people. Many rituals of “initiation” of men are associated with horses, they are a symbol of strength and freedom of spirit.
Kazakhs are beginning to converge with horses since childhood.
With mother's milk
Already at the age of 5, kids are taught horseback riding. At adolescence they already participate in races and competitions, many folk games held on Nauryz are associated with horses. Despite the transition to a sedentary lifestyle and the construction of large cities, the importance of horses did not lessen. Here are a few equestrian sports complexes, where you will be taught horsemanship or will be given the opportunity to simply take a horse ride.
The best places for horse riding
«Almaty Horse&Polo Club»
The equestrian center is located 35 kilometers from Almaty, outside the city of Talgar, in the Chubaragash tract. On its territory there are 3 stables and a manege for racing, where you can learn horseback riding, dressage and jumping.
The complex is located in Butakovsky gorge, 22 minutes by car from Al-Farabi. On its territory you will find an indoor arena, a field with professional soil for learning to ride and professional competitions.
«G&K Horse Dream GMBH»
Full representative of the German company of the same name, the training center was created for the comfortable friendship between people and horses. The first and only route in Kazakhstan called “Paradise in Levada” imitates the conditions in which the horse lives in the wild, which makes walking along it especially fascinating.
The club is located outside the city, it’s a 30 minutes drive in the direction of Kaskelen. Here you can go horseback riding, practice individually or even have your own horse. There are also tickets for therapeutic riding for all ages.
«Oi qaraqai Lesnaya Skazka»
The hotel and entertainment complex "Forest Fairy Tale" has its own equine park located on its territory. In addition to the usual lessons of horsemanship, they teach you how to care for horses and organize horseback tours through the gorges of the Tien Shan mountains, lasting from 30 minutes to 6 hours.