21 01 2007

Horse and rider jump over burning pyres in the central Spanish village of San Bartolome de Pinares to open celebrations for the feast of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals. Since time immemorial, the horses’ owners have urged them to run through burning pyres, religious folklore deeming the process will cleanse the village of disease. Spettaculary.  Link



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29 04 2007
Silhouettes « Bridlepath

[…] Fire […]

19 06 2007
nancy davidson

what a horrible practice. how can the world allow this to happen to horses?

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