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Posted By: gifthorse, 04-26-2013, 05:18 PM

had wild horses in his back yard? (The car buffs will get it.)

When you see this posture you really want to be using a telephoto lens.

Ears laid back, head low.

The stallion has spotted an interloper to close to his harem.

And you truly don't want to be between them!

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Is this a fight or a mating thing???
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My vehicles have been more like the brown fella on the left in the first image... the horse's rear end.

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Nice captures. Right place and right time.
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone. It's definitely a fighting thing. There are five or six herds (A herd can be anywhere from five to a dozen horses) in this area. As a herd moves from forage, to water, to dust wallow, etc they cross each other's territory and the stallions challenge each other. The low head posture is because they try to bite the opponents legs and the laid back ears is so that the opponent doesn't bite an ear off. The fights can get quite brutal. Virtually all the stallion are scarred from fighting. When relaxed they do like a good dust wallow.

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