The tradition of the Rapa das Bestas goes back almost five centuries. In the Galician town of Sabucedo, the neighbors hiked into the mountains to gather more than 200 wild horses for the Rapa. Then the “aloitadores” without more tools than his hands have to immobilize the animal to be able to cut his mane and vaccinate them to deworm them. Sabucedo is one of the few places where tradition has been maintained and no ropes or sticks are used to hold the horse.

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