THE HMONG HORSEMAN
The Vietnamese mountain people
The magnificent mountains of North Vietnam have always sheltered the Hmong ethnic minorities. This is where they subdued the forest and mastered the art of terrace cropping, shaping extraordinary landscapes with their ricefields.
In this rugged terrain nothing can be done without the precious help of robust and courageous small horses. Toa is head of a family clan and once a year, together with his cherished equine companion, he enters a racing event he would never miss.
Through Toa, we discover a very singular people still tradition bound and faraway from the Vietnam usually seen.