Wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia for the Rapa Das Bestas event every year on the first weekend of July.

Rapa Das Bestas, which means taming the beast, is an ancient festival of the region during which people wrestle untamed horses to the ground without using any weapon and cut their manes and tails.

The horse hairs collected during the festival are used for making household items such as brushes and mattresses.

Rapa Das Bestas festival 2011 took place in the village of Sabucedo in Spain on July 2, as visitors and locals gathered to watch the event.