He leapt into a bullring at the age of nine and began his professional career at the age of twelve.
They must never have faced a man on foot before they enter the bullring .
Tickets are available from street sellers for €25, though we bought two for €30 from one of the many vendors outside the bullring about ten minutes before the bullfight.
Four years later, in the large bullring at the town of Puerto de Santa María, near Cádiz, he faced six bulls in a bullfight fought in honour of women.
Bullfighting as we know it today, started in the village squares, and became formalised, with the building of the bullring in Ronda in the late 18th century.
Two years earlier he had made his debut in the bullring as a rejoneador, a bullfighter on horseback who carries a lance to kill the bull.
Like the matador in a bullring , the more the crowd cheers, the more he will entertain.
The course ends in a bullring where the toros were to face matadors in the afternoon.
They were the Picadors, the pariahs of the bullring .
Tickets prices vary considerably depending on the bullring , the bullfighters and the occasion.