The Rapa Das Bestas – Spanish tradition involving wild horses
I think it best to let the pictures speak for themselves as whether this is right or wrong…. ~ HfH
From: The Daily Mail
By: Steve Hopkins
Hundreds of wild horses have been rounded up and wrestled to the ground for a hair-cut, as part of a 400-year-old Spanish festival.
The Rapa Das Bestas, translated as Shearing Of The Beasts, takes place over four days in Sebucedo, which is 40kms from Santiago de Composetela.
While the foals are simply marked, the adults have their manes and tails trimmed.
Thousands of visitors descended on the small village to watch the fighters man-handle the wild animals into submission.
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