These small horses are actually available to ride for only 10 riyals ($2.50 US) in the Taif area of Saudi Arabia. Taif is in the mountains and is quite a bit cooler in the summertime than the rest of the country, so it is a popular vacation destination within the country. You can see how short the stirrups are on the horses, since most of the customers are children. These guys were wearing very typical clothing for Saudi Arabia. The outer dress is called a thobe and it is worn with loose long pants underneath. They are both wearing the shumagg – the red and white checkered head scarf – in different styles. The one guy has his paired with a baseball cap. The horses are adorned with flowers and bright colored attractive blankets to sit on.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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