Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic Magazine: Curious, Wind-Blown, Yearling Mustang

Two yearling horses cautiously move in close watching with curiousity on winter day.

A curious yearling approaches a bit warily, but followed by another horse, both are wind-blown and shedding shaggy winter coats as spring arrives in North Dakota. Although watchful, the horses’ ears are forward showing interest and openness. Horses are very social creatures, and the youngsters play fight and gallop showing little fear as they test themselves. They quickly learn the hierarchy that evolves among members of a wild horse herd.


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