Reportage and Documentary 2019
Javier Pedro Fernandez Ferreras
The Rapa das Bestas is the name of a cultural and tourist festival of Spain
The Rapa das Bestas is the name of a cultural and tourist festival that consists of cutting the horse's mane that is carried out in the curros (enclosed enclosures where the horses are collected) held in various locations in Galicia (Spain), in addition to cutting of the mane, the horses are wormed and the wounds they may have are cured.
The wild horses are collected in the mountain before the rapa days and are concentrated in nearby places from where they are taken in groups to work, there they separate the foals of the herd to a corral so that they do not suffer any damage; then a team consisting of three people hold the horse (two covering the eyes so you do not freak out) and another holding the tail (to prevent it from cocee), once immobilized is dewormed, cured and his mane and tail are scraped.
After the rapa are returned free to the mountain until next year