Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Nearly Wordless Wednesday, July 6, 2011
These are feral horses on Shackleford Banks, off the coast of North Carolina. There are several small herds of "banker ponies" along the Outer Banks, some of which were thought to have arrived on the islands from shipwrecked Spanish galleons. Recent DNA testing indicates that the horses on Shackleford Banks are indeed Spanish mustangs, just like the legends say. Interestingly, the other herds of banker ponies appear to be a mixture of various horse breeds.