The bull sport which came to be known as abrivado, used to take place while the manades (bull herds) were being driven from one place to another.
The herders would launch their horses into a gallop and the manade would race ahead to try to get away. Hence the origin of the word abrivado (from the Provençal word abriva: accelerate, launch, precipitate).
As for the bandido (bandi: deliver, set free), this used to take place when the race was over. Before the advent of cattle trucks, this was the surest way of taking the fighting bulls from the arena to the fields.
Today, abrivado and bandido have become bull sport events, which have preserved all their authenticity. The bulls that are used are not the same ones that run in the arena together with the raseteurs (participants in the game).
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