This atypical race takes region in villages of Kerala in southern India and every yr numerous pairs of bulls are despatched charging down the paddy-field guided via brave contestants. The rice paddies are football-discipline-sized areas, freshly ploughed and flooded in ankle deep water proper before the contest. As the race starts, half-bare bull courses dangle onto the tail or a harness of an animal and skim via the dust surface. A pair of bovines is normally controlled via three people forming a group, and approximately 30 groups take part inside the festival annually.
Handlers pressure and lead the bulls along the paddy at the same time as the surfer is tasked with ultimate upright in their wake. Skilled riders are properly practiced. The bulls, in addition to the bovines, are especially fed and skilled just for this conventional race. Before they get muddy, the bulls are nicely-groomed, their horns polished and optionally embellished in a traditional manner.