Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic Magazine: White Horse Under Full Moon In Blue Night Sky

Portrait of gray horse with ears pointed forward at night.

A ghostly white horse appears out of the darkness in the early evening illuminated by a full moon. The White Sands herd in South Dakota includes multi-colored horses, but they also a rare gaited gene.

Horses sleep only a few hours a night and are alert for danger, however, ears forward 
is an alert and attentive sign, often showing happiness or curiosity. Body language is the predominant means of communication for the horse. They use ear position, neck and head height, movement, and foot stomping or tail swishing to communicate with each other.

 

 

 

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