Items

Forums
The Rapas de Bestas Festival
 By Winniefield Park   •   20th Jul 2019   •   119 views   •   1 comments


The Rapas de Bestas Festival or The Capture of the Beasts, in Spain is an annual festival that takes place every July in Spain. This centuries old festival has become a tourist attraction, but has also come under the scrutiny of animal welfare activists. While rooted in tradition, calls for changes to what is perceived as rough handling of the animals are growing.

The purpose of the Rapas is to count and mark feral horses by cutting a swatch of mane. However, the handling of the horses is anything but gentle. Horses are rounded up from the surrounding wilderness, and are wrestled to the ground in some cases so they can be marked by their owners.

Rapa das Bestas or The Capture of the Beasts involves cutting the manes of feral horses. Every year the foal are marked and the adults shaved and deloused, and then freed again to the mountains. The best known event is Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo, in the city hall of A Estrada on the First Saturday, Sunday and Monday in July.


Horse News More In This Category:  Shows and Events      Horse News More From This Author:  Winniefield Park
PUGS Equines  MOD online
What breed are they, lovely looking ponies. Dont get why they take the tails off they need them for flies, and why not coral them rather then scare the poor things to death jumping on them.
  28 days ago  •  113 views
 More News by Winniefield Park
Capture Every Hoofbeat with Equilab Equestrian Tracking
17th Aug 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
With Equilab tracking itís possible to watch the progress of a horse and rider in real time, and see at what speed they are traveling. The maps can be viewed much like Google maps, either in satellite or map view. At the end of a ...
Listening To The Horse Documentary
11th Aug 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Created in 2018, the documentary series Listening to the Horse is designed to help you develop a better understanding of your horse and improve your relationship whether in the saddle or on the ground. Featured are over 70 well kn ...
Tennessee Walking Horse Community Concerned Over New Legislation
10th Aug 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Members of the Tennessee Walking Horse community are concerned that a passing of a bill before the U.S. congress would be detrimental to their industry. PAST or Prevent All Soring Tactics would amend previous legislation and chang ...
Jessica Springsteen is The Boss
5th Aug 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Equestrian Jessica Springsteen currently ranks 6th according to the USED and this puts her in place to vie for a 2020 Olympic spot. Jessica Rae Springsteen is 27 and has ridden since she was four. Her family has owned several eque ...
Explore Inside Your Horse With Equine 3D Anatomy App
3rd Aug 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
When we admire a horse we might not consider what lies beneath the stunning exterior. Mobile Apps, creators of the Real Bodywork apps have created an easy way to look inside a horse with a simple, but informative mobile and Window ...
Chuckwagon Racing Under Review
2nd Aug 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
After six horses died during chuckwagon racing at this yearís Calgary Stampede the sport is under scrutiny. July 14, three horses on the same team were euthanized after sustaining irreparable injuries. After one horse broke a hind ...
Copper Raptor Sim Horse has Bright Future
28th Jul 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Itís great to win once, but when youíre on a roll, itís even better. And, even though this Standardbred named 3Pxy *Copper Raptor may be virtual, sheís proving that Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds arenít just track stars. Sheí ...
FEI Longines Nations Cup
27th Jul 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
FEI Longines Nations Cup series is well underway with the first competition way back in February at Deeridge Farm in Wellington, Florida. The latest competition was held in Falsterbo, Sweden and ended in hometown pride for the Swe ...
  View All News by Winniefield Park
 
©2002 - 2019   PonyBox LLC Create Account Terms & Conditions Privacy Contact Us
521 Members Online 249,487 Registered Members 2,602 News Articles 10,952,631 Unique News Article Views 254,609,130 Website Views