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Old 05-22-2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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Bloodless Bullfighting, La Gloria, TX

We have been to La Gloria, TX and attended the bloodless bullfighting events. It is owned and operated by Don Fred Rink who also owns and operates the bullfighting school. Matadors are from the U.S. and Mexico. It is bloodless because the bull is not harmed in any way. The matador instead of using a sword, uses a red cape, and must pluck a red rose from the bulls shoulder hump, from between the horns, to win. This is the only bullfighting ring in the United States of America. For much more information, here are search result links: https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=la...UTF-8&fr=moz35

If you are searching for a truly unique adventure, this is it! Events are usually during February and March. The only other way to attend a bullfight is visit Mexico, Spain, etc.
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We went last winter and they had a camera crew there to film some bull fighters that I think were from Spain. It was a great show but Americans just don't get into it like Mexicans or Spaniards. One of the fighters got hooked by a bulls horn and thrown in the air injuring his leg and shoes. It is not a fancy place but we had a blast. This place needs tourist support in order to stay afloat. Well worth the cost. We booked ours through El Valle del Sol and had a tour bus pick us up at the resort and bring us back. Ole!


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It's been a couple of years. We had a great time.
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Looks familiar!


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I'm glad you enjoyed the bull fights Alan. Very few U.S. citizens know that is the only place in the U.S. to watch a legal bull fight. We sat next to the railing, DW was on the edge of her seat the entire event. My digital camera was a blessing, I couldn't have carried that much 35MM film. After the event, we talked with one of the Mexican matadors, he was the most polite and gracious man I've ever talked with.
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Just my opinion but the Spanish Matadors are a bunch of wusses compared to there Mexican counter parts.
While in service I attended a bullfight in Spain. We're were warned not to cheer for the bull. We couldn't help our selves and were rudely escorted out of the arena. Just got to see most of the first one.
I have read about the bloodless bullfights but have not seen one. Maybe I'll try and swing by that area if I get the chance.
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Selah, I wouldn't call anyone with nerve enough to climb into a ring with a naturally aggressive bull a wuss. I suppose I'm a wuss, I would never attempt such a feat. I've handled a few aggressive bulls we owned on the farm, but I always had a hotshot, bull hook, or something to ward it off when it got too close; a cape isn't much distraction to something intent on hurting you.
The last time I was at La Gloria, one of the bullfighters/matadors had to be carried out after others distracted the bull long enough for aides to rescue him. I have utmost respect for those men.
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Selah, I wouldn't call anyone with nerve enough to climb into a ring with a naturally aggressive bull a wuss. I suppose I'm a wuss, I would never attempt such a feat. I've handled a few aggressive bulls we owned on the farm, but I always had a hotshot, bull hook, or something to ward it off when it got too close; a cape isn't much distraction to something intent on hurting you.
The last time I was at La Gloria, one of the bullfighters/matadors had to be carried out after others distracted the bull long enough for aides to rescue him. I have utmost respect for those men.

Lol! I told my wife that I would not step into a bull ring like that. Ever! I am no match for a large animal with horns that is in a really bad mood and doesn't want me in their world at that time. Ole!


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