A Mother Horses Teacher Her Baby How To Jump Over Small Obstacles
There's something magical about the bond between a mother and her child. Across nearly all species, mother and child share a special connection. So much of what we learn in our early lives - walking, talking, eating, getting dressed - is owed to our mothers patiently teaching us. For horses, learning to properly navigate obstacles is an important lesson, and this video shows a mother horse teaching her baby how to jump over a wall after he can't quite figure it out. Prior to the start of the video, the mother had gone up past the small stone wall seen in the video. The baby, however, hasn't quite got the hang of it yet and is still a little unsteady on his legs, so mom comes back to get him and even shows him how to pick up speed to gather the momentum needed to jump over. Horses tend to keep close contact with their babies for several weeks, after which they loosen the reins somewhat but still stand by, ready to help if needed.