August 21, 2014

Ponies Behind a Fence


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 are 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.


Linking to: Good Fences

14 comments:

  1. These ponies are beautiful ---and I like the rustic wooden pen, too. I hate to see wild animals captures, but I guess when overcrowding is possible, they are actually being saved from starvation.

    My "Good Fences" post can be found here:
    http://proartz.blogspot.com/2014/08/good-fences-82114-gugus-truck.html

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  2. I always love visiting Chincoteague and Assateague to see the wild ponies..Great shots..

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  3. They are so great. As well as your photos. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great weekend ahead.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. A really lovely frame, which pretty horses!

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  5. I have never been to Chincoteague but I did pass by there recently. Does that count? Well, I tried but the bus driver wouldn't cooperate!

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  6. Oh, what lovely horse shots.

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  7. Those are some beautiful horses!!

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  8. They are beautiful and look quite content.

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  9. They are majestic animals. Nice pictures!

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  10. What awesome horses. I love the photos of these beautiful animals.

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