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How to play Buzkashi

The rules of Buzkashi are simple... elegant even.

Two teams of 10, all on horseback, surround a decapitated goat.

The first team that gets a rider to carry the goat around a nearby post and back into the scoring circle scores a point.

Play to some predetermined score or until the sun sets.

From what I can gather, most of the strategy involves actually getting ahold of the goat carcass, whether it be on the ground or being carried by some other rider.

I think a terrific American version of the sport could be made for kids. In my version, you get two teams of kids all on Big Wheels and you get a frozen whole chicken. Play according to the same rules. I'd be soooo down for watching a game of that.