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Travel Photo| Horse riding in Mongolia

Updated: October 24, 2014
By: Ian Yacobucci
Gobi desert family

MINI GOBI, MONGOLIA – APRIL 6, 2012  Father and son prepare a horse saddle for a ride near the Mini Gobi Desert, Mongolia (Ian Yacobucci/Borderless Travels)

Like father like son:

The relationship between family and nature are deeply connected in Mongolia.  Mongolia might be the last country with truly wild horses, the horse population four times the size of their human counterparts.

With roughly four million horses and one million people it seems natural that the relationship between horses and humans would be so close. Mongolia’s weather extremes that reach 30 degrees Celsius in the summer can get as cold as -30 when winter comes, which creates a unique environment where families are reliant on the natural world around them.

Ian Yacobucci

Traveling the Trans-Siberian, mountaineering the Himalayas, or teaching in Tokyo I'm always trying something new. As a someone who's worked, studied, and traveled to 40+ countries around the world I'm here to share my experiences so you can do the same!

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