As coastal North Carolina takes stock of the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian last week, news from the Outer Banks—the region hardest hit by the monster storm—is finally coming in.
Despite extensive flooding, we are happy to report that the majority of the area’s wild horses have been accounted for, which we assume means that their “butts to the wind” technique for riding out extreme weather did the trick yet again.
Officials announced Sunday that the wild horses who call Beaufort’s Rachel Carson Reserve home are safe, as are the wild horses at the Ocracoke Pony Pens further up the coast on Ocracoke Island.
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Though the status of the other wild horses at Ocracoke and Shackleford Banks are still not known, officials say they have no reason to be worried.
“Our staff will be out and about in Swan/Carova later today checking on the horses but at this juncture we have no reason to believe that the herd suffered any injuries,” the Corolla Wild Horse Fund wrote on Facebook Saturday.
“All the horses we’ve seen so far have been just fine,” the post continued.
Another hurricane weathered by these resilient beauties!