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Somali capital opens first horse riding stable in decades

Somali capital opens first horse riding stable in decades

ABDI SHEIKH ON a tree-lined, unpaved road in Somalia's capital, people duck out of their homes to stare in awe at an unusual sight: two young men atop white horses, racing neck and neck, in training for what would be the city's first horse races in decades. Slowly improving security has fuelled demand for sports and leisure activities – and horse-riding has proved a hit. Watching the training, mother of five Abshira Mohamed said she was happy to see an activity that inspired young people and entertained parents like her. Yahye Isse, 29, established his stable to offer riding lessons…
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