Er - enish

National Games

Er-enish is kyrgyz traditional horseback wrestling. It is kind of martial art originated in the time of the ancient nomads, during the battle the winning of a soldier totally depended on his abbility to wrestling.                                                                      

Eventually «er-enish» became a sporting kind of competition, there can be used various painful holds. The victory in this game largely depends as on the strength, endurance and skill of the rider as the horse. The horse must be strong and heavy for combat, and maneuverable.