If you thought wild horses were only a thing of the Wild West, think again. This Galician rodeo, a round up of the local wild horses to cut short their manes, dates back to the 15th century.


A noble confrontation between man and horse taking place every year on the first weekend of July in Sabucedo (A Estrada municipality, Pontevedra province) in the region of Galicia.

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The tradition starts very early in the morning with the church bells ringing very loud. At 6;30 am all the village is awake.

Good food and music is never missing in this event.
Around 3 or 4 pm, the young people of the village come back to town after a long day with the horses in the mountains.

It is the beginning of the festivities!!!

The menu:
Octopus with potatoes, Churrasco o barbecued steak, local honey, fruits, corn bread, cold meat and ring-shaped pastry.
The music: Local artists playing the bagpipes all day long….