bullfight, men in a line shout at the bull, waiting then for the one half a ton strong bull butt into them.If not the first on the line...the second..and so on, has to hold the bull by neck while beeing strongly butted.This only ends after the bull be completly hold and stopped
The bull is not killed in the ring and, at the end of the corrida, leading oxen are let into the arena and two campinos on foot herd the bull along them back to its pen. The bull is usually killed, away from the audience's sight, by a professional butcher. Some bulls, after an exceptional performance, restored to health and then released to pasture for breeding
The pega.In the second stage, called the pega, the forcados, a group of eight men, challenge the bull directly without any protection or weapon of defense. The front man provokes the bull into a charge to perform a pega de cara or pega de caras (face catch). The front man secures the animal's head and is quickly aided by his fellows who surround and secure the animal until he is subdued. Many people who watch Portuguese style bullfights in the United States coin the term "suicide squad" to refer to this group of eight men.
introducing artists at the beginninng
old tyles pega representation
horseman ( rider)
Most Portuguese bullfights (corridas de touros) are held in two phases: the spectacle of the cavaleiro, horseman (rider), dressed in traditional 18th century costumes fights the bull from horseback. The horses are Portuguese Lusitanos, specially trained for the fights. These horses are usually skilled in dressage and may exhibit their art in the arena. The purpose of this fight is to stab three or four bandarilhas (small javelins) in the back of the bull. Horseback bullfighters are frequently members of old aristocratic families