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Hi everyone, I thought some people might be interested in one of the videos I shot while I was in Jordan. This is a video of a horse race I went to near the town of Showbak in Jordan when I was living in Petra with the Bedoul Bedouin. Ahmad, the guy who is on the chestnut thoroughbred mare and wins the race, is one of the Bedoul Bedouin of Petra, who I was in Jordan to do research on. His mare was reputed to be one of the fastest short distance horses being raced in Jordan (at least by armatures). He attended the race and when he showed up everyone else pulled out, such was the reputation of the horse; his friend, from a different Bedouin tribe, agreed to run his horse against him if Ahmad agreed to give him about a 200 meter head start. As you can see by the video the head start meant little. The overall length of the course was about 1 kilometre of desert.
Hope it works, not sure how to insert a YT video.