The SFA's Young Herder Program in #Mongolia - with @Johnstons_Elgin - will educate the #nextgeneration of responsible #herders. This week, a committee met to discuss the content and format of the new text books which will be printed by June 1 for nearly 1,000 students.
Herders in Mongolia feel a strong connection to animals and nature, but nothing is as strong as their bond with horses. Listen to one herder describe the importance of this relationship. #horses #herding #nomadic #Mongolia #herder #horse #goats
The life of #herders in #Mongolia is challenging, yet traditionally respected and enjoyed. Herders feel a deep commitment & connection to the land & animals. If prices for #cashmere can remain stable, it is a life they would proudly encourage for their children & grandchildren.
When a baby #goat is born in #Mongolia, the #herders keep them warm inside their own homes, while making sure they have appropriate time to bond with their mother and get used to her scent. This is important for the baby's survival once it joins the herd. #cashmere