In your earliest years of childhood development, your parents are pretty much the first and only educators you have in most instances. In the animal kingdom however, parents are the exclusive educators in their lives. Whether its pets we know and love, or wild animals learning how to fend for themselves, mom and dad are the first and only teachers.

When it comes to horses, they can be a bit skittish even at the best of times. This young colt is no exception since he seems a little bit intimidated by a small wall that lays ahead of his path. Unsure of himself and how best to proceed, he backs away for a time until his caring mom comes over. Like a good mother, she shows him how its done, much to his relief and joy.