Mongolian horses were aptly described to me as “half-wild.” Despite their undersized stature in comparison to their Western counterparts, lifetimes of grazing, running, and playing with the herd have left their spirits uninhibited and whole—gruff and abrasive in both texture and personality. Inhabiting the same wild space as their horses, the Mongolian and Kazakh herders I lived with reflected on the difficulties that come with managing a herd. But they also regularly spoke of the freedom their lifestyle affords and the pride it instills in them.
Photography & Words by Dimitri Staszewski
Films by Dimitri Staszewski
Edited by Bis Turnor
Editor in Chief Vincenzo Angileri
Executive Producers Albert Folch, Rafa Martínez