Another great post from one of my guests from last summer! Thank you Amelie!
Did you know that wild horses have a hierarchy, kind of like a pack of wolves or a pride of lions? Since horses are a traditionally domesticated species, it never crossed my mind to consider how their wild counterparts might behave. You see horses on farms or on ranches in paddocks grazing together like one big happy family. So what happens when they are left to their own devices? As it turns out, horses will establish their own pecking order in a herd. Observing the dynamics of this type of equine behavior is not something people get to experience every day and this was one of the major reasons why I wanted to visit the Pryor Mountains this past summer.
Before I get to the members of the Pryor Mustang herd that I really want to talk about in this post which are the bachelor stallions, some background is…
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