Apparently belabouring offending motorists on the backside with their stripey batons is recognised practice for traffic police in this part of Russia?
This floating police car is seemingly another effective means of traffic control. It is actually made out of plywood, and is surprisingly realistic from a distance - it fooled me though I was hardly breaking the speed limit on my horse.
Mischa was the first mounted herdsman I have encountered in Russia, compared with Kazakhstan where many herdsman are on horses. He is showing off some form of steppe dressage in response to a request to pose for a photo.
The first real grass that the horses have probably ever encountered as they were both born and bred in Atyrau.