Next to the Days Inn on Chincoteague Island is a pen containing a couple of the famed Chincoteague Ponies. These ponies were born to wild horses on nearby Assateague Island and brought to Chincoteague to be tamed. Many our sold at auction to raise money for the fire department.
You may be thinking that they would prefer to run wild, but that creates a problem of overcrowding on Assateague and also threatens the other wildlife there. So on the Virginia portion of Assateague, the fire department is allowed to round up a number of ponies from the herd.
I've posted pictures of Chincoteague Ponies and wild horses on Assateague previously.