CEBU CITY.July 24, 2012
As the Activities in my hometown shifted to high gear, here I am Cebu City, reading feeds from Facebook and Twitter posted by my friends in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, downed by Cough and Cold and on-set Flu.
Normally by this time am already in Tanjay, hooping from one relative’s house to the other’s savoring all time fiesta favorites and off course the best Budbud in the whole Universe.
And like any other Tanjayanon we look forward with high anticipation for the PAAWAY SA KABAYO.
Yes you read it right, Horse Fight..
But don’t get me wrong, Horse Fight is more of a “Lover’s Spat”, unlike the Cock or Dog Fight where participant get killed or hurt really bad.
In Paaway sa Kabayo, its Love Triangle.
The Paaway sa Kabayo would start with a mare brought in to the arena, and let the stallion do his thing onto the mare.
Then the other stallion will be given its time with the mare.
With Estrogen and Testosterone heightens thus jealousy kicks in, thus the FIGHT for LOVE commence.
And a lot of running
Nope he is not dead, he is just tired..
and of course his master is always there to console him
Back then, the fight is held in an open field either the oval of Tanjay Central School or East Negros Institute, there were no barrier between the spectators and raging stallions. This give the spectators a piece of the action, trying to evade the fury of the horses.
These days an arena is set, made of steel, that act as barrier, that made some disappointment to some daredevil.
While a time limit and point system is implemented, but in the old times its fight to submission.
Some People May Call it Barbaric
I Say “Go Ahead a Call Me Barbarian” for its My Culture and My Heritage..
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