Merlin Unwin Books

"Merlin Unwin Books are lively, innovative countryside book publishers.

Their well-produced range of rural, wildlife, fieldsports and fishing books never fail to inform and entertain."

Philip Dunne MP
co-founder of Ottakar’s bookshops

Horse Games

One man's search for the tribal horse games of Asia and Africa

From the buzkashi horsemen in Afghanistan and Mongolia, to the dancing horses of Mali and the mounted Oromo spearmen of Ethiopia, Bob Thompson has spent decades travelling, often by battered local buses, to the most difficult outreaches of the world to discover the last remaining tribal horse games of Asia and Africa.

He covers Gilgit polo, visits the Ethiopian national stud, watches cirit and tent-pegging, and his journey takes him to such exotic places as Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Iran and Pakistan.

Bob Thompson travels to some of the world’s most remote places to fulfil his passion for seeing, while they still remain, the last vestiges of the skills of the war horse.

Author: Bob Thompson
ISBN: 978 1 910723 75 3
Published: September 2018
Format: 234 x 156 mm
Binding: Hardback
110 colour photographs
7 black & white photographs
Price: £20.00

look inside this book
Horse Games by Bob Thompson

Offer of the month

Offer of the month

Our Catalogue

Download our catalogue