Mongolian Culture

Mongolian Horse Tools: Uurga (Lasso Pole)

Mongolian Horse Tools: Uurga (Lasso Pole)

Mongolians have domesticated horses and used them for riding down the ages. Mongolians are a people who value horses and horse equipment. Saddles, bridles, and and lasso poles are among the most important household items and should not be walked on. In this blog, we will inform you about lasso pole.

Uurga is a long, narrow, twisted tree used to catch horses. The Uurga is made by birch, depending on the strength, lightness and appearance. Front side of Uurga is made by a willow which long around 1.5m and make a slice to tie a rope. In addition to lengthening the head with a short-stemmed lasso, insert a section between the head and the stem (three-stranded lasso), which has a good gravitational pull on the long stem. If it is short, the horse’s strength will cause the men to lose his lasso. The length of the Uurga varies from 4 to 8 meters, depending on the terrain. Mongolian never step on the Uurga. Because it is same as step on the horse’s head.