I realized that I never posted this image on this blog. This horse belongs to a nomad. It likely has been in Tibet, but this particular day it was in the remote village of Karzok. Karzok is in a far corner of Ladakh, and is close to Tibet. I understand that nomads regularly transit back and fourth from Ladakh to Tibet. In this area of the Himalayan mountains lines on a map do not reflect the everyday realities of the people living there.
At first I thought it was cruel to do that to this horse, but then I realized that if it ran away that the people who owned it would be deprived of their means of support.