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Galloping horses bring a better life to people in China's Xinjiang

He Jiaolong, deputy head of Zhaosu County, rides a horse at a horse field in Zhaosu County, Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 31, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

ZHAOSU, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Known as the hometown of one of the best horse breeds in China, Zhaosu has turned itself into an equine tourism area with breathtaking views of galloping horses and equestrian performances.

With abundant resources of ice and snow, Zhaosu has also made great efforts to develop popular winter activities, helping the locals increase income.

He Jiaolong, deputy head of Zhaosu County, rides a horse at a horse field in Zhaosu County, Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 31, 2020. (Xinhua/Bai Zhiqiang)

Horses run at a horse field in Zhaosu County, Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 31, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

Horses run at a horse field in Zhaosu County, Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

Tourists view running horses at a horse field in Zhaosu County, Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

Horsemen ride horses at a horse field in Zhaosu County, Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

Horses run at a horse field in Zhaosu County, Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 31, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

A horseman preforms for tourists at a horse field in Zhaosu County, Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)