Unexpected animal friendships are regarded by many as one of the most attractive features of the natural world. It’s always inspiring to see two species overcome barriers like body language and instinct. When you combine it with the harsh circumstances of a Russian winter, you have something truly remarkable.
Svetlana Pisareva is the expert on this subject. Svetlana is a skilled wildlife photographer who has shot a variety of photographs of animals in their natural habitat. Among her most memorable images are those of an Alaskan Malamute and a gray horse playing in the snow in Saint Petersburg.
It’s unknown whether both creatures are wild or domesticated. Stray dogs are common in Russian cities, with some even boarding the subway, but Alaskan Malamutes are allowed to roam freely as well.
After all, this breed is also known as the Siberian Husky. In any event, it’s logical that this dog offered its equine mate a friendly hand.
If they are not adequately exercised, they, like other dogs, might become aggressive. They do, however, have a hunting instinct. It’s possible that a smaller animal was automatically pursued rather than befriended. Alaskan Malamutes, on the other hand, are frequently adopted by rehabilitation programs and treatment centers because to their kind and loving nature.
Perhaps the animals’ similar temperaments drew them together. Take a look at some of Svetlana’s photos.
Allowing the husky to hop on the back of the horse is completely acceptable to the animal. Because of the number of teeth in the canine mouth and its proximity to the horse’s neck, it requires a high level of trust.
However, probably most crucially, these animals were energetic and eager to exercise. Most dogs would struggle to keep up with a horse and certainly wouldn’t be able to spend an entire day with them. On the other side, the Alaskan Malamute is a working dog. Running and sprinting through the snow is child’s play compared to carrying sleds.
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