The Assateague Wild Ponies.
There are 101 wild horses on Assateague Island and these ponies form bands consisting of 1 stallion and 4-6 mares. Often young stallions or lone stallions will challenge an alpha stallion for his band. It usually starts with lots of posturing and a challenge of urination and defecation. If neither horse backs down then a fight usually ensues. Fights can be quite violent with the horses kicking and biting each other until a victor prevails.
Assateugue Wild Horse. Assateugue National Seashore, June 20, 2014
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