23 August, 2014 / Shawwal 26, 1435

The Dancing Hooves

Updated Apr 05, 2014 04:21pm

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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Comments (2) (Closed)


Tahir Chaudhry
Apr 05, 2014 09:38pm

Fantastic.

Thanks.

Cruel Intentions
Apr 06, 2014 07:51am

@Tahir Chaudhry: I like it too.