Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic Magazine: Surprise Attack In Mustang Fight

Gray wild horse bites throat of brown stallion challenger in agressive battle within the herd.

After ritualistic pawing and sniffing, an aggressive gray stallion goes for the throat of another wild horse in a confrontation for dominance. Fur flies as the stallion rears back, caught off guard by the attack.  Serious injuries can occur as stallions fight, and most studs have missing ears, their bodies battled scarred from bite marks as well as strikes from front hooves.

 

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