Corolla wild horses are some of the only wild horses north carolina has left. Today the horses are protected and preserved thanks to a team of 19.
Few creatures evoke such a mystique and conjure a sense of independence and freedom like the wild horses of the outer banks.
Outer banks north carolina wild horses. Wild horses also known as wild ponies are also found on ocracoke island and can be viewed at the ocracoke pony pen just south of the hatteras ocracoke ferry docks. Take an off road 4×4 beach driving safari to see the wild horses in nc. The corolla wild horses are located in the northernmost beaches of the outer banks in the 4wd area thats just north of corolla.
About the corolla wild horses. Officially north carolinas state horse these mustang ponies are descended from equines brought here by spanish explorers of the new world more than 500 years ago. Descended from spanish mustangs which arrived close to 500 years ago these hardy tenacious wild horses have lived here since the earliest explorers and shipwrecks.
The banker horse is a breed of feral horse equus ferus caballus living on barrier islands in north carolinas outer banks. The wild horses in the outer banks today are descendant from horses brought over in the 1500s by spanish explorers. The outer banks of north carolina is one of very few places in america where wild mustangs still roam free stubbornly surviving in this once remote coastal environment.
The corolla wild horse funds mission is to protect conserve and responsibly manage the herd of wild colonial spanish mustangs roaming freely on the northernmost currituck outer banks and to promote the continued preservation of this land as a permanent sanctuary for horses designated as the state horse and defined as a cultural. It is small hardy and has a docile temperament. See obx wild spanish mustang horses with outer banks wild horse tours corolla nc.
Since then the population has seen its ups and downs as habitats have changed and communities have taken over the outer banks.