When Hurricane Florence hit, many people were talking about North Carolina’s famous wild horses and whether or not they would be okay. We are happy to report that they are all doing fine! They relied on their natural instincts to be safe from the horrible storm. These horses typically roam North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
As the storm was approaching, wildlife experts said they knew the horses would be just fine. They have survived for hundreds of years and they are very sensitive to weather changes. They have natural instincts that help them know what to do when bad weather hits. They expected the horses to be just fine and we are so happy to report that they were right!
Wild horses in Carova this morning, enjoying an overcast breeze and some green grass.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla Wild Horse Fund both confirmed on social media that the horses were safe. Many of them stuck together and found higher ground away from the storm. As the storm died down, the horses came back out to their usual spots and seemed happy and healthy.
We are happy to announce that all of the Ocracoke ponies are safe and that the pony pen did not sustain any damage from Hurricane Florence.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore also confirmed that horses on Ocracoke Island were doing fine as well. They were all safe and sound.
While you cannot ride or touch these wild horses, they do offer tours where you can go and see them. You get to go out on open-air vehicles to the places where the horses typically roam. These horses are very beautiful and majestic and a must-see for horse lovers. They have been around that area for over 500 years and one of the first residents of the Outer Banks.
Many believe that they were left behind by a Spanish explorer named Lucas Vasquez de Allyon. However, there are many other stories about why and how the wild horses came to this area. Perhaps we will never know for sure. What we do know is that we are so glad they are there and that we can see their beauty.
You can also visit The Corolla Wild Horse Fund and Museum in the area. This helps to protect the horses and preserve their natural habitats.
Have you ever been to North Carolina and actually watched the famous wild horses in person? Do you love to watch them and are glad they are doing okay after Hurricane Florence?
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