I could watch the horses play all day. It is an essential part of their life in the herd. This how horses and ponies learn to be just that, horses and ponies.
They don’t learn this from living on their own or with a sheep for company or being visited once a day by a person. That teaches nothing useful. The ability to play is the foundation for everything else in my opinion. It is very important and very natural and very necessary.
AND NO THEY ARE NOT FIGHTING AND NO I AM NOT GOING TO SEPARATE THEM!
(just don’t start me on telling the difference – I can tell the difference. Can’t you hear them giggling from here?)
Even the older big boys play – in the foreground is Haakon face-biting with Taktur. Haakon is the herd leader and he loves playing still aged 20. He will instigate this game too.
Waffle was not in the mood for games and I like the way no one hassles him.
But these two little people were determined to chase each other, trying to bite bottoms.
Practising their show-jumping.
The unexpected Jungle Book Elephant March pile-up!
Don’t think little Storm is being victimised.
He gives as good as he gets,
And then it is his turn to torment his friend.
They never stop and they are very happy.