KAZAN: ‘’I was born the same day as my grandfather’s horse. Back then, people would always say that my life would be connected with these wonderful animals,’’ said Rakhim, 27.
Born in a village in Tatarstan, he began riding his grandfather’s horses from an early age. When he moved to the city in his youth, he didn’t cut his ties to horse riding.
In fact, he has turned that love into a small business: he stands outside the Kazan Kremlin offering locals and tourists to take a ride in an old-fashioned horse carriage.
He plans to expand his business with new carriages and routes. He also wants to launch a horse-drawn omnibus.