The Suerte de muleta is fundamental to determine the triumph or failure of the bull ghter. It is in this phase that the bull ghter, facing the bull alone, must demonstrate his close and personal idea of
what it means to be a bull ghter. At the sound of the bugles and the drums, the bull ghter receives the red cape and the sword from the swordsman’s assistant.
If it is the bull ghter’s rst bull, he addresses the presidency to request the appropriate permission and after paying homage, or perhaps not, to the death of the animal, he goes to the bull.
The bull will be taken by the matador’s support team to
the place selected by the
bull ghter. From there, if the
animal responds, he takes the
bull into the middle of the ring,
where a sense of solitude is even more pronounced.
“La Faena” is a collection of a series of connected steps the bull ghter makes, remaining still while the
bull circles him. The bull ghter ́s intent, through the power of his cape and not because of the bull ́s natural erceness, is to make the animal charge. The most
valued elements in this stage are the excitement of the bull ghter ́s execution of steps, together with the courage the bull displays to oppose dif culties. This ends with the “Suerte suprema”, and is followed with the killing
of the bull.
Un mano a mano entre Manuel Jesús “El Cid” y Emilio de Justo será el festejo estrella de la próxima Feria de Invierno que se celebrará en el Palacio de Vistalegre en Madrid. Se lidiarán toros de Victorino Martin, Puerto de San Lorenzo y Parladé, todas ellas ganaderías de máximo nivel. La corrida se celebrará el próximo 23 de Febrero a las 18:00 horas
Bullfighting with the “Muleta” requires bleeding the bull of its strength, brought on by the actual bleeding that occurs when the lance punctures the bull’s back. The Stage of Varas is the phase in which the bull is lanced by the Picador in order to weaken it and prepare it for the Stage of Muleta (Suerte de Muleta).
The bleeding that depletes the bull of its energy must not be excessive but just enough to calm its frenetic reactions.
The Stage of Varas is also a sort of test to gauge the erceness of the bull. Only two Picadores can be present in the bullring at the same time.
Two white circles painted on the sand in the ring create a boundary within which the “Picadores” must remain.
The Montera is the element with which the bullfighters cover their heads during the first two thirds of the bullfight. just before taking the cape and starting the fight, the bullfighter gives the Montera to the person to whom he wants to offer the bull’s death. If he offers it to the public he will throw the Montera to the arena, usually backwards, and if there is no offering he will be picked up by one of his assistants.
The main objective of the Stage of “Banderillas” is to prepare the bull for the next stage: The Stage of Muleta (Suerte de Muleta).The Stage of Varas is the phase in which the bull is lanced by the Picador in order to weaken it and prepare it for the Stage of Muleta (Suerte de Muleta). After being lanced the bull has lost its initial impetuosity , lowering its head and charging only just when it is provoked by the Matador. And now its aggressiveness must be a little bit awakened in order to equilibrate its strenght and be prepared to the stage of Muleta. The bull feels a sharp pain when the “Banderillas” have pierced its back and it Seems to regain his strength and fierceness
Bull meat is a little known spanish product. However, it can be cooked in many ways.the characteristic breeding of these animals is based on pastures and natural raw materials, iwithout the search of a fast fattening, and with a total respect towards the environment and towards the animal itself
The bull meat contains magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium and selenium. the nutritional value of this meat resides in its content of proteins of high biological value. It is low in fat and, in addition, «it is a meat rich in omega 3.