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Petra city shuttle

Some of the Badawi people from Wadi Musa let their horses for rent to tourists - only around the next three corners of the siq (the gorge that leads to Petra) - and the horses are intelligent enough to manage a quick return. This one just seems to feel well and attent (visible by the ears pointing to the front), there's no sign of malnutrition or ill-treatment, and its boss, a Badawi leader, seemed to have a lot of affection for it.

In the evening he and some other men of his tribe gathered together to do races - always two at once from the entrance of the gated area to the guard's house where the narrow part of the siq begins. It looked neck-breaking... but guess who won...

Most of the other horses working in Petra are not that lucky: Their duty is to pull small carriages with tourists through the narrow siq, always on a soil made of concrete, natural stone or angular gravel - and, in fact, they don't look as healthy as our friend here.

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  • Uploaded on December 12, 2010
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    by Jared J. Myers
    • Taken on 2010/12/03 10:18:30
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash