This was in the Guardian's 24 hours in pictures, today. The caption read,
San Bartolomé de Pinares, Spain: A horse and rider jump over a bonfire in a cleansing ritual for the feast of St Anthony, the patron saint of animalsOf course, I would have written,
Spanish Catholic equestrians banned from drinking at future Feasts of St. Anthony.I imagine elements of this ritual could be considered quite cleansing. The poor animal was probably completely cleansed of his rational mind.