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March, 06 2015
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The Dancing Hooves

Horse dancing is a popular method of celebrating success and joy in rural areas, especially Punjab.

The horses, a special breed which is trained from the age of two, perform four types of dance routines: falak sheri, salaami, jhoomer and dhamaal. According to the few remaining horse masters of 'old' Lahore, though, this centuries-old tradition, once a symbol of pride and wealth amongst royalty, is no longer economically viable.


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Tahir Chaudhry
Apr 05, 2014 09:38pm

Fantastic.

Thanks.