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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
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Jul 17, 2008, 3:35:02 PM
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Sparring by Goodbye-kitty975 Sparring by Goodbye-kitty975
Notorious and Memories sparring out in the paddock. you've all probably seen photos of horses play fighting by rearing, but this sort of wrestling is a lot more interesting to watch. they try to bite each other's sides and forelegs, and defend their own by dropping to their knees, until they are both on the ground. very fun to observe. and no, they're not hurting each other.
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Honda-Thoru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
A Beautifull photo.I said it before and i'll say it again.You're so lucky beeing there.
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Lostie88 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Great action photo ^^
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LindaColijn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right, this behaviour is great to watch. And photograph! My dog and his dog-friend also do this, always reminds me of horses. :) Great shot.
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Varalidaine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
woah
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BridlesandBoots Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008   Photographer
I've always heard of this but never seen it, ...wow. It is a smart little tactic, and yes interesting to watch. Very nice photo to capture it too.
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EvilCheese2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Hehehehehehe :XD:
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Crazy-Sparkles Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahw I love it when horses do this! :D The horse behind looks like he's bowing ;P
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Anevay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Oh wow Very intresting
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Crazy-Cat-Lady Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
That is really cool. I agree with Summer, I have never seen ours play that way! And can't imagine the old guys even thinking about it!
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Kusanar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
That's great! Mine don't do that... the younger ones (Lolli, Splash, Pizazz) will rear and plas some but more often they just run around together
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IntheOffing Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Love this shot! Two of ours are notorious for it - the owner is less than impressed, given that the arthritic gleding approaching thirty is down on his knees wrestling rather than being a 'good example' to the babies.
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simply-anarchy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
lol they're so goofy!
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Rafica Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very playfull colts, they must be a blast to watch!
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starlight15 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
"And this is what you get for stealing my food last night!"

:giggle: I couldn't help myself.

<33 hugs, starlight
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scarletamoeba Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
This is an awesome piece, you have captured something most people never see. Excellent work!
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roesoftheshadows Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Nice capture. The pose of the one in the back is really interesting, and love those flying dribbles.
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WaitingForTheWorms Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
:laughing: As usual, perfect timing. :clap: :clap:

:blowkiss:
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superkillgv Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats really neat! I've only very really heard of just young horses playing and stallions protecting there mares "in the wild" doing this. id have to say your very lucky to see horses acting like horses! I'm around them everyday and not saying that the horses I'm with aren't anything special but not everyday there running, playing or sparring hah! This is a pretty awesome picture keep up the good work ;P
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Photographer
thank you for the fantastic comment :) i have the pleasure of working with young horses, and our colts are still in tact when they go to sale in the fall. they are given a year to just grow and 'be horses' so i get to witness a lot of herd behaviors at work. it helps that they are standardbreds and are born to run, and therefore have a lot of energy to expend.
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Zulfara Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice pic. You should try and film it sometime, Id love to watch the whole thing. :D
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Photographer
i'll be bringing my video camera down to my apartment soon, and will have lots of videos of stuff on youtube after that.
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thetopcrusader Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
An exciting moment - perfectly captured!
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echochina Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Im glad thier not hurting each other.
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RuneElf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting... I've never seen anything like it!
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