Alongside the white horses you’ll find cattle grazing. The cattle are dark brown/black with upward sweeping horns. Some of the bulls are selected to be used for bull-fighting, either in France or sent to Spain. Whereas the rest as used for breeding or beef.
Several events take place each year in which the cattle need to be moved from one part of the wetland they graze on to another, some times through the town. The cattle are moved by cowboys (known as the Guardians) on their white Camargue horses, these events are known as Gaze and Abrivado.
Gaze is when either the horses or the cattle need to be moved to a new pasture across water. The Guardians must help them to cross the lake or river.
Abrivado is a bigger event and can be compared to the running of the bulls in Spain. Each year more than 200 Guardians from all over the province gather together to move the bulls from the beaches to the arena in the town. Using a traditional method that has been used since before trucks or carts were invented, the riders band together in a diamond formation to herd the bulls along the 6km route from the beach through the town.
The abrivado is the run-up to the main event in the bull-ring, which unlike in Spain, is not a fight to the death bull fight. In the event, known as the "course libre" or "course camarguaise”, the objective is to snatch a rosette from the head of the young bull. The Raseteurs who are in the arena with the bulls, train from a young age to be able to out run and out-manoeuvre the bulls. Once the event is over, the bulls are herded back to their pastures by the Guardians.