Wild Horse Week-Fighting Stallions
When you think of wild horses, fighting stallions is the first thing that comes to mind. I know when I first saw stallions fighting, it was thrilling. Such raw, wild, untamed power.
First, there is a lot of posturing. They will sometimes stand with their heads down, right next to each other.
Then they show their stuff. Sometimes there is a lot of physical contact, sometimes it’s more for show.
Most all the stallions have scars from being kicked, or bitten.
These two were only a little serious about it all.
I took a lot of photos of these two. It makes for a fun series of shots.
You can see battle scars on the brown horse.
These next two had just come from the watering hole in the morning. They are generally more wound up then, and fights are bound to happen.
The mares will sometimes kick at the stallions too. If a mare is not ready to breed, she will let the stallion know under no uncertain terms. The little guys like to play fight, it’s all part of the learning process. This one kept biting and tugging on the other ones mane.
And these cute guys too.
It’s a rough and tumble world for a wild horse.