Entries by Corolla Wild Horse Fund

Nature Up Close: Wild Horses of the Outer Banks

CBS NEWS May 17, 2019, 4:04 PM By “Sunday Morning” contributing videographer Carl Mrozek We’ve all seen plenty of images in movies and on TV of mustangs on the prairies, high plains and deserts of the American West.  But wild horses on an East Coast beach? Not so much, except possibly recent escapees from a ranch […]

First New Foal of 2019 Born to Corolla Herd

Coastal Review Online 4.4.19 by Staff Reporter COROLLA – The Corolla Wild Horse Fund announced Thursday that the first foal of 2019 was born March 31. CWHF officials hadn’t determined the foal’s gender, but they said that both mom and baby were in good condition. The foal was named Renzi in honor of Melissa Renzi, […]

Where Do Outer Banks Wild Horses Vanish To in Winter?

Where do Outer Banks wild horses vanish to in winter? An aerial survey found out. By Mark Price North Carolina’s wild horses have been known for decades to vanish from the Outer Banks in the winter, leaving visitors to the barrier islands mystified. On Friday, a survey located much of the elusive herd in the […]

NC Senator Thom Tillis Introduces Legistation to Protect Corolla Wild Horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, legislation that would provide responsible management of the wild horse population around Corolla, North Carolina and the Outer Banks. Representative Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives in previous Congresses and has been a long time […]

Corolla Horses OK, But Va. Disease a Concern

Coastal Review Online 1.10.19 by Catherine Kozak COROLLA – The recent deaths of seven Chincoteague, Virginia, ponies from a particularly nasty pathogen found in standing water has put the caretakers of the Corolla wild horses on alert, although so far there is no indication of the disease on the Outer Banks. “Fingers crossed,” said Jo […]

We Bought the Farm!

Yep, we bought a farm! The Fund had been leasing the Betsy Dowdy Equine Center, a 31-acre facility in Grandy where our rescued mustangs live, since 2014. Over the summer, we were presented with the opportunity to purchase the property. Rescue and conservation are key components of our mission and we’ve recognized the need for […]

Rescue Horses on the Farm Benefit from Nature Walks

Now that everything in the woods isn’t trying to kill us (ticks, snakes, poison ivy…) we are able to utilize the back part of our property. There are trails that we’re working on getting cleared, and in the meantime we’ve been taking the horses on “nature walks.” It’s proven to be wonderful enrichment for them, […]

Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other

The fence that separates Virginia and North Carolina was installed by volunteers in the early 2000s, and has held up remarkably well. However, it stops short of the sound because of the difficult, marshy terrain. For an intrepid horse, getting into Virginia is certainly possible, but over the past 15-20 years there have been very […]

Dews Island Mares Celebrate First Year on the Rescue Farm

This week we are celebrating the year anniversary of the Dews Island mares coming to live at our rescue farm. It’s been quite a journey! They have taught us compromise, humor, and humility. They keep us on our toes, but their progress (and their hard-earned affection!) has been so rewarding. You can read more about […]