Fear, glory for Spain's mounted bullfighters


NOAIN, Spain (AP) — Of all the traditions surrounding the world of bullfighting, the "rejoneo" — mounted bullfighting — is among the least understood.

Those who love it consider it a skilled art form. Others see it as a cruel and bloody crime for the sake of entertainment. Some also believe that the "rejoneador," mounted on a horse and armed with his lance, takes a more cowardly approach to bullfighting compared to the traditional matador, who faces his victim-to-be on foot.

Nothing is farther from reality, says Roberto Armendáriz, a 33 year-old "rejoneador" who says he feels "a grea...

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