In recent years, all those who want to experience the rush in contact with the knights, the direct protagonists of Sartiglia, early in the morning, reach the stables.
At the gates of the city, the nearby suburbs, where are the best places in the months prior to the Sartiglia, horses and riders have lived making their preparations. These stables, on the occasion of Sartiglia are covered by the knights various parties with colored flags and fragrant laurel branches, ready to welcome relatives and friends who want to share their final preparations before the race. The real stars of the stables are horses, from early morning, they are brushed and combed to perfection for the day of the big party. The mane is collected in small braids which in turn are gathered to welcome the precious rosette, rosettes colored prepare months before in a long work, mothers, wives and girlfriends of the riders.
Even the tail is collected and decorated with a rosette of larger size.
These preparations are accompanied by the scents and flavors of the typical tradition of Oristano. The pair of helpers in fact toast to the guests with the Vernaccia di Oristano, wishing stars and good luck to the Knights while in spits and grills people are preparing meats and fish fragrant with the savory macaroons to offer all guests. Particularly exciting is the moment when the knights are assisted, after arranging the horses and after getting dressed and masked, mountain riding and leave the team to proceed to the place of the race and then reach the king of the day, Su Componidori, as a main knight for that year, he has the honor to assume the role of capocorsa.