Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few wish to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few wish to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

KERBULAQ, Kazakhstan — It offers been an extended, rough trip for the cowboys of Kazakhstan, descendants associated with nomadic herders whom roamed across Central Asia until Russia declared in 1864 it could no further tolerate their “turbulent and unsettled character” and would force them to be in down.

Steadily stripped of the pastureland by Russian officials and settlers within the nineteenth century, and then of the cattle after Russia’s 1917 revolution, nomads became employed on the job collective farms. However they still knew how exactly to drive,