I hesitated to take pics never knowing how people feel about having their picture taken or if I'm breaking some rules unknown to me, but I got over it and started taking pics. Lo and behold one rider after another began to enter the circle and I notice they were wearing blue and white shirts. I knew something was about to happen. They were about to play Buskahi.
Now that I'm writing this post I wish I paid more attention to the announcer. I know this game as Buskashi but don't know if that's what he called it though I know he did mention that this was a game that is popular in Afghanistan and has become a new game here. There are two teams of horse riders and a goat (in this case a leather goat). The object is to get the goat from the ground and take it to your post. Click here if you want to know the actual history and more details about the game. I remember seeing it in a movie, Rambo III.
When they took a break I was able to get a few more personal shots of those beautiful horses.