BATUSANGKAR, INDONESIA – FEBRUARY 25: ‘Pacu Jawi’ sees competitors dragged through mud while clinging onto the tails of two charging cows on February 25, 2017 in Batusangkar, Indonesia.

The Pacu Jawi is a curious Indonesian festival which sees fearless competitors dragged through muddy paddy fields while clinging onto the tails of two charging cows. With their hands busy holding on tight, jockeys encourage their steeds to go faster by biting their tails. The tradition has been around for hundreds of years and celebrates the end of the rice harvest season.

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