Sparring Stallions

A demonstration of mock battle among two young stallions includes chasing, rearing, striking, biting and lunging. These two colts collided, circled, leapt, and rose repeatedly, all with great force and height. Their intentions are non violent, oddly enough. These mock battles are common among all ages in horses.  This rough activity conditions and prepares them for dominance in real battles when earning their own band of mares, theoretically.

wild horse photography of two young stallions sparring
Mock battles among colts are common, even when they are more mature.


wild horse photography of two colts rearing in mock battle
Rearing, striking, and biting, two young stallions engage in mock battle.


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