Wild Horse Language

Wild Horses have a hierarchy similar to that of a wolf pack.  With a stallion and matriarch mare running a band of wild/feral horses they live by their own rules for survival.   Watching the lead stallion and mare interact with each other or the rest of the herd it often appears  they are more like “drivers” instead of “leaders”.  A lot of the movement and communication in the herd is done from the back.  This is key in understanding how to train or gentle a horse using human modified mirroring or mimicry to change unwanted behavior such running away from being caught.

This page is under construction and will be updated as time allows.  All Photography of Sand Wash Basin wild horses used with written permission by the photographer John A Wagner Copyrights.  THANK YOU JOHN!!!

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