This wonderful photograph by Achraf Ben Haida shows a Moroccan woman taking part in a tbourida of "fantasia". During a moussem or festival with a fantasia, it is still uncommon to see women riders. Originally, the fantasia was the preserve of men and grew from a fighting technique developed by the Arabs to surprise the enemy. This technique was, for example, used by Arab troops to conquer Spain in the 8th century.
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