Horses have always been a fundamental part of a nomad’s life; an essential aid while herding, a status symbol, a means of travel. Though still used for herding in the few areas where motorcycles can't go, they rarely serve as transportation. In the last few years, however, they have made a passionate comeback thanks to the popularity of racing, and other ceremonies, and have regained their place as a status symbol.
Horses are close to their owners and want to make them proud. In turn they are loved and protected. On a truck on their way to a race, eating from recycled basketballs as feeding buckets, Norlha horseman Wandey in a Norlha chuba, hat and scarf, at the annual laptse.