Hundreds of horses are seen being herded by Kyrgyz horsemen, inhabitants of the Kirghiz (Kyrgyz) Soviet Socialist Republic (formerly known as Kirghizia). The horses are being moved from summer quarters in the mountains to winter quarters. Closeup of horses and a famous breeder who is also a member of the Kirghiz parliament. He is in charge of the annual drive of horses to their winter quarters. Horses moving as a herd across mountainous land and later being escorted singly, by men on horseback, along a tree-lined trail. Narrator states these horses are generally a cross between Kirghiz breeds and English purebloods, and have won many races on Soviet racetracks. Next, men are seen riding their horses into Lake Issyk-Kul for a bath. They ride out again and across the sandy shore. Mountains are visible in the background. The final scene shows horses in their winter quarters stalls.
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