"You are a fool for letting him race."
"If this is the way you treat your horses, how can I trust you to lead our warriors?"
"You are either very brave or very stupid."
These are some of the kinder responses we get when people see the horse we have entered this year in the Naadam. Our doubts were similar when we first saw him.
Mine is a family of warriors. Every male from my family has been or will soon become a general in the great Khan's army. Even us women do our part. We are not allowed to fight in the great battles,