Children of Reindeer Herders in Mongolia:
By Nara 2017 Nov
Reindeer Herders, living in most remote corner of Mongolia, only 300 of them exist today. Most of them are under 15 year old, considering young generation. Life expectancy in here is pretty low, for men 51-55 and women 55-57 year old. But children is more happy in here.
Picture 1. Reindeer Race
It is one of the favorite things of children in Taiga. Let’s Race, Gallop across!
Picture 2. Reindeer Riding Girls
Riding reindeer everyday is what they have to do. Crossing the water, getting over the mountain passes and etc.
Picture 3. Riding in the wood
It is southern Siberia where they live. Lush green forest.
Picture 4. Happy Rider
Children ride reindeer like they ride horses in anywhere else in Mongolia.
Picture 5. Happy summer camp
Reindeer herders need to change their camps 6 or more times in a year, according good pasture land, weather and Flies in the summer! If flies come out early in the season, they will move to their summer camp earlier than the usual. All children will be back from school for long summer holiday. Happy Summer Camp!
Picture 6. Group of Riders
They use Reindeer as one of their main transport in Taiga.
Picture 7. Young reindeer rider
They tent to learn to ride reindeer at age of 3. This is 3 year old good rider.
Picture 8. Group reindeer riders
Children, they don’t bother riding reindeer bareback!
Picture 9. Group of children
It is always hard to pose for camera for children with their reindeer of course!
Picture 10. Maralaa little Reindeer herder girl
Picture 11. City girl arrived in reindeer camp
It doesn’t always happen in here. So, reindeer herder girls are gossiping about city girl. Does she look different than others?
Picture 12. Boy reindeer rider
Picture 13. Reindeer riders
It is somewhat Boyhood!
Picture 14. Group of Reindeer riders
Riding reindeer in the water is skillful work.