Pacu Jawi, or Cow Race

Pacu Jawi, or Cow Race, is a curious cultiral event held in Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The race is held in muddy rice fields at the end of the harvest season. A jockey rides a pair of cows while holding on to the cows' tails. To make the cows run faster, jockeys would bite the cows' tails. The cows are loosely tied together, while jockeys stand on the wooden plank behine the cows. The cows may run in different directions, making the jockey fall flat into the mud. The race is only 20-30 metyers long All photos: Splash/All Over Press

Pacu Jawi, or Cow Race, is a curious cultiral event held in Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The race is held in muddy rice fields at the end of the harvest season. A jockey rides a pair of cows while holding on to the cows' tails. To make the cows run faster, jockeys would bite the cows' tails. The cows are loosely tied together, while jockeys stand on the wooden plank behine the cows. The cows may run in different directions, making the jockey fall flat into the mud. The race is only 20-30 metyers long All photos: Splash/All Over Press

Pacu Jawi, or Cow Race, is a curious cultiral event held in Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The race is held in muddy rice fields at the end of the harvest season. A jockey rides a pair of cows while holding on to the cows' tails. To make the cows run faster, jockeys would bite the cows' tails. The cows are loosely tied together, while jockeys stand on the wooden plank behine the cows. The cows may run in different directions, making the jockey fall flat into the mud. The race is only 20-30 metyers long All photos: Splash/All Over Press

Pacu Jawi, or Cow Race, is a curious cultiral event held in Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The race is held in muddy rice fields at the end of the harvest season. A jockey rides a pair of cows while holding on to the cows' tails. To make the cows run faster, jockeys would bite the cows' tails. The cows are loosely tied together, while jockeys stand on the wooden plank behine the cows. The cows may run in different directions, making the jockey fall flat into the mud. The race is only 20-30 metyers long All photos: Splash/All Over Press

Pacu Jawi, or Cow Race, is a curious cultiral event held in Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The race is held in muddy rice fields at the end of the harvest season. A jockey rides a pair of cows while holding on to the cows' tails. To make the cows run faster, jockeys would bite the cows' tails. The cows are loosely tied together, while jockeys stand on the wooden plank behine the cows. The cows may run in different directions, making the jockey fall flat into the mud. The race is only 20-30 metyers long All photos: Splash/All Over Press

Pacu Jawi, or Cow Race, is a curious cultiral event held in Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The race is held in muddy rice fields at the end of the harvest season. A jockey rides a pair of cows while holding on to the cows' tails. To make the cows run faster, jockeys would bite the cows' tails. The cows are loosely tied together, while jockeys stand on the wooden plank behine the cows. The cows may run in different directions, making the jockey fall flat into the mud. The race is only 20-30 metyers long All photos: Splash/All Over Press

Pacu Jawi, or Cow Race, is a curious cultiral event held in Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The race is held in muddy rice fields at the end of the harvest season. A jockey rides a pair of cows while holding on to the cows' tails. To make the cows run faster, jockeys would bite the cows' tails. The cows are loosely tied together, while jockeys stand on the wooden plank behine the cows. The cows may run in different directions, making the jockey fall flat into the mud. The race is only 20-30 metyers long All photos: Splash/All Over Press

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