Ponies at Chincoteague [Video]
Who doesn’t visit Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and not want to see the Chincoteague Ponies? I assume this is every little girls dream to see these horses Ponies!! I have never read any of the Misty books but they sure have impacted many people’s lives when they were kids. I feel that I must have missed something after visiting this amazing place!
I had wondered how the ponies arrived on the islands and then read in the brochure; ”Legend tells of the ponies that escaped a shipwrecked Spanish galleon and swam ashore. However, most historians believe that settlers used the island for grazing livestock in the 17th Century to avoid fencing regulations and taxation”. Below is a 1:45 minute video that I captured that reminds me of how the ponies would have survived on the island in the 17th century, just as they still do today.
I was happy finding the first Pony on the side of the road once I arrived at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (the one from the video). This pony allowed me to capture this video and a few pictures before moving ahead looking for more birdies! I anticipated finding many more Ponies as easily as the first one was found but nothing showed up again until late Saturday after the fog rolled in.
This was such an amazing experience and a trip that I will never forget! Just be careful where you step!!!
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