As mentioned many times before, horses are herd animals. It means that no matter what, they want to be within at least seeing and hopefully smelling distance of another horse, especially horses they know and like, and especially family.
Here’s an illustration of how horses will go above and beyond for their fellow animals. As shown in the video, an elderly horse was seen saving four younger horses from a stable fire during the California wildfires. Prieta, a champion stallion from a ranch in Simi Valley, goes by that name.
Onyx, the little animal that Prieta spared, is presently taking pleasure on a serene day in Southern California. Mona Lisa, the mother of Onyx, was seen on camera escaping when flames erupted close to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; she is now safe.
Horses can watch over each other and protect each other. Some can watch out for predators, while others eat or look for food sources. They are very altruistic animals. So if one horse from the herd were in danger, the others would try to protect or even rescue it. That’s why horses are so amazing. They are selfless, kind, and brave. But also, nature has made the horse cautious and given him a strong sense of self-preservation.
Although most horses, If confronted with a threatening situation, prefer protecting themselves by running away from the danger, some of them can be very protective of one another, and we can see this very clearly in our video. If running away from a threat isn’t an option, horses can also protect themselves and other horses from the herd by biting, hitting, rearing up, bucking, or kicking. Many of the horse’s natural behavior patterns, such as herd-formation and social facilitation, are directly related to their prey species.
Since they inherently guard the members of their herd in the wild, many of them are renowned for their loyalty. The females take care of their young and will go to great lengths to protect them.