“He's of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger.... he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts.”
There are several groups of Guardians on horse back. They meet on the beach in the morning and form several groups of riders. Each group of riders pushes a small group of 3-4 bulls into a V shape formation called the Abrivado. They ride down the beach towards the village keeping tight control over their bulls. A Guardian is the keeper of a herd of semi-free bulls and horses that are bred in the Camargue.