By Jeff Hampton Virginian-Pilot – May 26, 2020 Spanish explorers landed in Currituck County 500 years ago looking for gold, a good port and maybe a place to settle. When they found nothing that worked for them, they sailed for other lands. In the process, however, they left behind some small, sturdy horses that were […]
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WNCT 9 By Madison Forsey Posted Apr 26, 2020 / 05:46 PM CDT / Updated: Apr 27, 2020 / 05:06 AM CDT COROLLA, N.C. (WNCT) — The Corolla Wild Horse Fund announced in a Facebook post that a baby female foal was born Friday, making her baby number three in 2020. “This little girl was born Friday night and she and […]
Photo by Gene Ford, Corolla, NC. CWHF Social Media Post – April 18, 2020 We are excited to officially announce the birth of the second foal of 2020! This little one was born about a week ago. Determining the gender has been tricky but based on what we’ve been able to observe so far […]
by Corolla Wild Horse Fund Social Media Post 4.4.20 🥁🥁🥁🥁 IT'S A BOY! Ok, we're like 99% sure. 😉 We're estimating the little one to be about a week old. His mother is… Posted by Corolla Wild Horse Fund on Saturday, April 4, 2020 We’re estimating the little one to be about a week old. His […]
by Jeff Hampton, Virginian-Pilot, March 8, 2020, 4:40 pm The blind Corolla wild horse that was once a king of the underdeveloped beaches died Friday. He is possibly the only wild horse saved by an ocean rescue team. Several weeks ago, Amadeo became increasingly stiff in his legs and hips and unable to move freely. […]
Horse trainer Nora Tarpley helps Amadeo, a 35-year-old blind Corolla wild mustang, paint on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at a farm in Grandy, NC. (Kaitlin McKeown / The Virginian-Pilot) By JEFF HAMPTON, The Virginian-Pilot Posted Dec 6, 2019 Horse trainer Nora Tarpley fastened a small paintbrush to the halter on Amadeo, the blind stallion from the Corolla […]
OBX Today October 10, 2019 by Kari Pugh The Corolla Wild Horse Fund this week hired a contractor to temporarily fix a fence meant to keep the Outer Banks’ wild mustangs from wandering the paved roads and neighborhoods of Corolla. Following Hurricane Dorian flooding, a group of wild horses have been passing through the dilapidated […]
October 1, 2019 by Kari Pugh Raymond the mule and a group of wild mustangs displaced by hurricane flooding have been crossing dilapidated fencing and entering the paved road and neighborhoods of Corolla, leading to a “heartbreaking” decision for those tasked with caring for the herd. On Sunday, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund was forced […]
OBX Today September 5th by Kari Pugh There’s one group of Outer Banks residents who won’t be evacuating for Hurricane Dorian — the wild horses. Instead, the colonial Spanish mustang herd will likely ride out the the winds and rain as their ancestors did before them — in huddles, “butts to the wind.” “They have […]
Kari Pugh OBX Today August 30, 2019 The Corolla Wild Horse fund on Thursday rescued an elderly wild stallion “we’ve been keeping an eye on for the past couple months,” the group said in a Facebook post. Captain, believed to be well into his 20s, had come out of winter thin. The fund, tasked with caring […]