What actually happens in the Curro is not easy to explain to someone who has never seen it, as it is an experience that blends the village’s community experience as spectators and wrestlers with the search for its identity and self-affirmation, with the experience of hard work, triumph, collaboration, and respect for the animals.
The “Bestas do Santo”
Only horses and mares from “El Santo” have their manes cut in El Curro. The private owners of the rest of the herds will organise their own Curros on the following Monday.
Of all the tasks that take place in the Curro, one of the most important is that of de-worming the animals to improve the horses’ state of hygiene and health.