June 26, 2008

Not TOO wild horses

The wild horses of Assateague and Chincoteague have been famous since Misty of Chincoteague was published in 1947. This trio has gotten used to people and vehicles. They were in the parking lot next to the "wildlife loop" on Assateague Island.

The 2008 "pony swim" will be July 30. I've never seen it but many people love it and come year after year.

It is illegal to pet or feed the wild horses. Click for an interesting page about the horses and how they sometimes harass campers.

1 comment:

  1. Your viewers may want to check out a site I publish with some of my students,


    It is undergoing some revision at the moment.

    Also, do not confuse the wild ponies of Chincoteague, Virginia with the Maryland ponies. Assateague Island stretches over both states. The Virginia herds, southern and northern, are controlled not by birth control, but by selling off the foals. The ponies are owned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Dept.

    Robert Boswell


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