Man has always tried to tame the wild and beastly power of the nature and the animals. He has used his energy to capture the power of the animals by overpowering them. He uses to show the machismo by capturing the wild animals. This practice is taking place from ancient times and the jaripeo ranchero is the Mexican form of bull riding which is being practiced in the central part of the Mexican territory. It was the form of bullfighting in which the man used to ride the bull and bring him to death during the time.
What is the fun in fighting against the bull?
- Challenge to show the bravery: It is a challenge given by the bull to the crowd as one that has the courage can come and fight against the wild beast and try to hold the bull by the horn. The challenge posted by the bull makes the adrenalin flow in the blood stream and makes the man calls his undaunted courage and valor. Thus, he challenges the bull that moves any where he finds the place and no one in the crowd knows in which direction he will run. Then, the bull and the bull fighters are pushed towards the stadium to test their individual valor.
- Religious festival: The festival which was once a religious festival became the street party calling people from all walks of life and from all parts of the world. Thus, people gather here to watch and participate in the party which invites extreme courage and valor required to tame the bull.