November 1, 2005 > 'Ox Game' introduces Americans to Afghani culture
'Ox Game' introduces Americans to Afghani culture
Horse OX-USA Inc. has announced the American debut of "Ox Game" - a horseback sport that has been a favorite in Afghanistan for over 2,000 years. Ox Game features every aspect of sports; it is exciting, fast-moving, very aggressive, and at the same time "art in motion."
Spectators of Ox Game can watch expert riders/players as they play on beautiful, well-trained and agile horses. Onlookers are often spellbound watching players fighting aggressively for the prize - a heavy, burlap, tailed object that serves as a substitute for a goat that was used in the game originally. The horses are every bit as competitive as the horsemen; tangled together at times, along with their riders, keeping visitors on the edge of their seats.
The rules of Ox Game have been Americanized and are similar to a combination of basketball and football rules. The game rules are easily understood, but don't blink your eyes or you might miss the moment! This game is way beyond fast-moving. To say this game is exciting is an understatement.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Robertson Park/Livormore Rodeo
3200 Robertson Park Rd., Livermore