I think, everyone agrees that horses make a landscape look beautiful.
I remember that was my first day in Sumba, we were on our way to Walakiri Beach. We're cruising over the savanas and made our stop to catch this I-have-never-seen-this scenery. Horses have been part of life in the most southern island of Indonesia since the mid of 18th Century, far before the Dutch brought cattles to the island and assigned Sumba as cattle breeding center in 1914.
From the various types of horse in the world, Arabian horse can be considered a forerunner horse that can be found in Sumba today. The horses that generally can be found in the island as well as in other Southeast Asia regions are eastern race origin.
To the people of Sumba, their life is really inseparable from those horses as described in a Sumbanese term 'bagga ole urra', 'ndara ole dewa'. Horses are used for many purposes; as the most important dowry in wedding ritual, as offerings during funeral ceremony and as the primary means in Pasola festival. Horses also represent the social status of each family.
#ngelinyarsehat - 7 minutes ago