The Bac Ha horse racing festival used to take place around the fields, hills and land in the town center. When they got close to the destination, the cavalry jumped to the ground quickly, pulled out the pistol on the shoulder and aimed at the target, shot 5 shots, then stole the red ball, jumped on the horse and returned to the starting point. Whoever is quick and shoots the most target is the winner. Today, the horse race in Bac Ha is no longer shooting, the jockeys also have their own arena, the race is organized and more attractive to viewers.
Non-commercial, not a professional race, horse racing in Bac Ha is a farmer’s race and race horses are pack horses. In particular, horse racing in Bac Ha is “carpentry race”, the jumper on horseback has no saddle, no foot pedal but only a belt for the horse, two iron hooks tied to the rope on both sides of the jaw to control.
In the process of participating in the competition, watching the horses bow on the back of the “horse” galloping can see the difficulty and bravery of the riders on the track. Mr. Vang Van Huynh, the jockey, has won two consecutive championships (2012 and 2013), shared, when the competition also needs to observe the opponent’s horse to control the horse, while keeping the distance, avoiding the horse. collide easily cause accidents: “Sit firmly on your back to control the horse when running. When cornering, pull the reins and slow down to avoid falling. When straight, release the reins and push the horse to run all the way. speed “.