When the last bull enters in the bullring and it is led
to his pen, is when the heifers appear in the bullring,
some small and wild cows, who visit a lot of villages of
Navarra during their festivals (where they learn very much).
First of all, only one cow is released and the people start
to play with it. Then, some minutes later, other cows appear
in the bullring and it becomes more and more difficult for
the people to control where the animals are. Comparing to
the bulls, the cows are smaller and their horns seem not
to be dangerous at all, but they tend to be more intelligent
and faster. Most of the times you don’t realize where
are they and when you do, it’s late, they catch you.
Some people tend to think that, as the cow’s horns
are not very sharp, they can’t hurt you very badly,
but this is not totally true; some people are now disabled.
It doesn’t occur very often, but you will better respect
them and don’t be silly.
Be careful and try to follow a very simple rule: don’t
touch the animals and don’t try to attract their attention,
it is forbidden, as well as to take their tails or try to
shake them. It could be dangerous, not only for you but
also for the rest of the runners.
It’s supposed to be nothing but a fun time, so don’t
be bad with the cows and enjoy it. The people in the bullring
will laugh at you, when the cows will catch you and take
off your trousers, and you, you will show your "courage"
in front of your mates.