October 10, 2012

Wild Horses on Assateague

The horses on Assateague Island are basically wild, but the ones on the Virginia part of the island are owned by the fire department of nearby Chincoteague, which sells a number of them every summer in order to keep the herd at a sustainable limit and earn some money at the same time. It's not all profit though. The fire company rounds up the the ponies and gets them vaccinated! Their hooves are trimmed and a general check up is conducted by a veterinarian.

See 2011 post: Chincoteague Ponies

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