Unexpected animal friendships are viewed by many as one of nature’s most alluring characteristics. It is always awe-inspiring to observe two species overcome obstacles such as body language and instinct. When coupled with the hard conditions of a Russian winter, the result is something absolutely extraordinary.
Svetlana Pisareva is the subject matter expert. Svetlana is an accomplished wildlife photographer who has captured numerous images of animals in their natural surroundings. The photographs of an Alaskan Malamute and a gray horse playing in the snow in Saint Petersburg are among her most unforgettable.
Unknown is whether or not both animals are wild or tamed. In Russian cities, stray dogs are prevalent, with some even boarding the train, but Alaskan Malamutes are also permitted to roam freely.
In fact, this breed is also referred to as the Siberian Husky. In any case, it makes sense that this canine extended a welcoming hand to its equine companion.
Like other dogs, if they are not sufficiently exercised, they may become hostile. However, they possess a hunting instinct. It is possible that a smaller animal was pursued without being befriended. In contrast, Alaskan Malamutes are regularly adopted by rehabilitation programs and treatment centers due to their affectionate temperament.
Perhaps similar temperaments brought the animals together. View some of Svetlana’s photographs.
Allowing the husky to ride on the horse’s back is perfectly appropriate for the animal. Due to the quantity of teeth in the canine’s mouth and its proximity to the horse’s neck, a great level of trust is required.
Moreover, and perhaps most importantly, these animals were active and willing to exercise. The majority of dogs would struggle to keep up with a horse and could not spend a full day with them. The Alaskan Malamute, on the other hand, is a working dog. Carrying sleds makes running and sprinting across the snow a child’s play.
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