Prohibited horse fighting
• Prohibited horse fights
Since 1998, horse fights were banned in the Philippines. However, until now in different parts of the country's rural residents continue to illegally hold this national cruel fun to watch and cheer which attracts hundreds of local spectators.
This horse fights took place as recently as Tboli Language, in the southern Philippines, as part of the annual holiday Seslong local culture.
Horse fighting in the Philippines - is not only a cruel sport where people make expensive bets lose and win a fortune, but, in spite of the illegality, also a lure for tourists.
The competitions represent a battle of two young stallions. The battle continues as long as one of the stallions will not win the other or until one of the horses will not kill another.
During the battle, the peasants make money betting on the wrong horse, which, they think, a better chance of winning.
In the battle side by side, through a special system of rings, attached young mare, because of which, actually fighting stallions.
Battle of the stallions in the Philippines was officially banned in 1998, but still in different rural areas, continue to illegally settle such fights.
Hundreds of spectators flock to the circular arena Tboli Language, where the bloody battle of two stallions.
Two stallions fighting with each other for a mare tied immediately. Because of this struggle becomes even more vicious.
The struggle between animals is sometimes so severe that stallions pull each other's eyes.
Stallions viciously dig their teeth into each other to win over the opponent.
The mare remains bound until one of the stallions proves his manhood. The bout ends when one of the stallions wins another or they fight to the death.
Dust puff out of the animals during a fierce battle. Hundreds of people, including small children gathered to watch bloody battle horses Tboli Language. The locals fought for a better place, climbing up for a better view.
The stallion reared, to fight with the enemy. Dust flies out from under the hooves. The spectators in the stands doing during the battle horses rates.
One stallion sank his teeth into the leg of another horse. Black Stallion fights back, trying to grab the mane of his opponent.
The locals climbed the trees surrounding the ring of the arena to see the best fight.
Horse stallion owners are ready for a fight. They poured before the fight muzzle stallion water.
The judges stood in the ring to control the horse during the battle.
Two horses collided in the air during the battle, causing jubilation among the audience.