The bull is paraded around the ring
The Banderillero inserts barbed wooden decorated sticks into the bull´s neck muscle
In order to weaken the bull, the Picador lances the bull with a spear. For its protection, the horse is heavily padded and blindfolded.
When the bull is determined to be too weak, it is led out of the ring by oxen. They will only fight a strong bull
The bull is let into the ring
The fanfare continues.