OBX – If you have ever visited the Outer Banks you have surely caught a glimpse of the wild horses that grace the barrier islands. From Corolla, to Ocracoke, to Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks, these relics from colonial times munch on grass, frolic among the dunes, and have enough survival instincts to withstand storms like Hurricane Florence.
People are hurting across North Carolina, yet these horses seem to have weathered the storm just fine.
We’re thrilled to report that the herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina’s Outer Banks have emerged from Hurricane Florence unscathed.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla Wild Horse Fund both confirmed on social media over the weekend that their equine populations are safe and sound following Hurricane Florence’s lashing last week.
Corolla Wild Horse Fund herd manager Meg Puckett told The News & Observer that the wild herd found higher ground and grouped together against the wind and rain. People on the island also kept an eye on them.
“So far it’s been business as usual for them, out grazing in all the normal spots,” Puckett said. “The horses are back out at all their usual haunts.”