Originally Posted by alli09
in the wild they do not try to tear each other apart like they do in that video that the OP posted. They are not meaning to kill in the wild. They are meaning to show the other males dominance.
Wild stallions will KILL other stallions and YES, they will tear each other apart to obtain breeding rights to the mare. They are not just showing dominance to another stallion. The only reason you don't see them killed very often is because one stallion will give up and run far away. In killing another stallion that is one less competition for his mare band or a mare he's trying to get. They're not worried about showing dominance. If they both are equal in stamina and are willing to fight for the mare(s) til the end, one will end up killing the other. The horses in the video are doing the same thing...fighting til one gives up.
I think that video is very saddening to see, but like others have said there isn't much anyone can do to stop it. But I agree with Kevin, it doesn't look as bad as most are wanting it to seem, especially a group like PETA. When one horse gives up, the competition is over and that would make sense because they seem to get a high watching the horses fight not watching the horses chase each other around.