We took a side trip to Assateague National Seashore to view and photograph some wild horses (ponies). Here are some pictures I took.
“Assateague’s wild horses are well known, even to many people who have never been to the island. The “wild” horses on Assateague are actually feral animals, meaning that they are descendants of domestic animals that have reverted to a wild state. Horses tough enough to survive the scorching heat, abundant mosquitoes, stormy weather and poor-quality food found on this remote, windswept barrier island have formed a unique wild horse society. Enjoy their beauty from a distance, and you can help make sure these extraordinary wild horses will continue to thrive on Assateague Island”.
I visited the island quite a long time ago (40+). It’s nice that there is a spot where the ponies can run free and also nice that after all these years they still have the run of the land.