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Hoof! Let's saddle this



    Feb 04, 2014

    Hoof! Let's saddle this

    For residents of Tiantou, a remote village in China's Guangxi region, the 500-year-old tradition that pits male horses against each other in a fight over a female was the only way to kick off Chinese New Year. Fifteen equine pugilists fought in bouts that saw horses jump into the air with their front hooves spinning, before crashing down on their opponents and biting their head or neck. The annual fights have been condemned by animal-rights groups.