Horse BehaviorMay 14th, 2019
In the second and third months of a foal’s life, they are interested in socializing. This is an important step in ensuring the foals interact well with other horses. Foals will start to leave their dam’s (mother’s) side a bit more, exploring other foals. This is a time for play and both fillies and colts will engage in equal amounts.
Fillies will play by running, jumping and even bucking; whereas colts will play in a way that mimics combat. Sometimes colts will also bite and push to assert dominance. This is appropriate as it is male behavior that is inborn, and colts start to build their combat skills when they are young. They may play with their dam if they do not have other companions that are their age.