In 1995, Secretary Betty McCain of the Department of Cultural Resources issued the following Proclamation: “The Corolla Wild Horses are one of North Carolina’s most significant historic and cultural resources of the coastal area.” In May of 2010, Governor Beverly Purdue signed legislation designating the Colonial Spanish Mustang as the North Carolina State Horse.
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If a wild horse becomes too habituated to humans, becomes seriously ill, or critically injured, the Fund may have to capture and permanently remove them. We also remove and raise orphaned foals.
Once rehabilitated, a wild horse cannot be returned to the wild because it has been exposed to domestic horses either at the equine hospital or stable where it received care. A disease could be carried back to the wild herd for which they have no immunity. Additionally, in the course of saving the horse’s life, it will need to be handled extensively. It would be extremely likely to approach humans if returned to the wild.
All horses are tested for EIA, vaccinated, feet are trimmed; wormed, and qualify for registration with the Horse of the Americas’ Registry www.horseoftheamericas.com as Colonial Spanish Mustangs.
Adoption Requirements, Application, & Agreement
Please read the requirements and application very carefully before completing. A $100 deposit is required with the application and an additional $515 is due upon approval. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Inc. evaluates applications in the order in which they are received.