Summer has settled over the Outer Banks and a little past where the paved road ends in Corolla, the heat of the day is settling in. It promises to be a great beach day, warm temperatures, the ocean cool—but not too cold, and the surf rolling in with one and two foot waves. Families are on the beach enjoying the day…and not just human families. A stallion and his harem—three mares and a colt—are playing in the surf. No one is quite sure why the Corolla Wild Horses seem to enjoy the surf so much, but the most reasonable explanation is for the same reason that people enjoy the beach—it’s a great way to cool off.
The Outer Banks has a long and illustrious horse history that has become a mainstay of our local culture. From spotting wild horses on the beach and working to preserve their place in nature to even adopting a Mustang, the Outer Banks is an equine lover’s heaven.
We here at Memory Monday see a lot of pet pictures. Many times called “man’s best friend” we can’t help but smile at most of the photos we get as we see fido enjoying an Outer Banks vacation. With that said we couldn’t help but say “Awwwww” when we saw this weeks Memory Monday photo submission.
Blind horse recovering after nearly drowning
Note: Today’s Blog entry is a reprint of a story that ran earlier this summer in local newspapers. Credit goes to Karen McCalpin, Corolla Wild Horse Fund Director.