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Milk-maid

Obviously the mares' milk is only available after they give birth. Firstly the foals are tied up so they can't go to the mares when they are herded for milking. To start the milk flowing each foal is led to their mare to suckle. Once the mare's milk starts flowing the foal is taken away so the herders can start to milk them for their own purposes.
Mongolian Steppes

September 18th 2007
This is a bulk blog of Mongolia with lots of photos to ogle. Arrived into Ulaanbaatar (or "UB") and had a wander around Sukhbaatar Square, the National Museum of Mongolian History, plus the Monument to the Russian Heroes (wonderful panoramic view of UB). Also attended a Mongolian music and dancing concert - the traditional throat singing (known as "Khoomi") was awesome. The next day we went ... read more
Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian Flag The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more
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