Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

September 26, 2020

“When I used to watch TV as a kid, the cartoons that had horses were more interesting to me. In my imagination, I had a white horse that I was talking to, that I was taking care of, and I was riding to places. At the age of seven, we went to my mother’s village, and for the first time I saw a horse up close. Without hesitation, I got close and felt the horse’s back, and asked my dad to take me for a ride. I was so happy that I thought I was flying. After that, I was even more interested in horses and I was dreaming of it day and night. Unfortunately, in Mahabad, at the time there wasn’t a place specific for horse riding. Also, my father and brothers were not supportive of the idea of keeping horses.”

“The only person who supported me and helped me was my mother. However, due to the lack of proper stables in Mahabad, I got rid of the idea and started studying at the College of Economic and once I graduated, I started working as an accountant until five years ago. Then, they opened an equestrian center, and I finally was able to learn properly to ride a horse. After training very hard, I was able to become a coach assistant and help the people who want to learn to ride horses.
Today, I am a training student at the equestrian center in Taran University, and it’s been for about three years that I am the vice president of union of equestrians in Mahabad.”