Origins of the Assateague Island Ponies

Origins of the ponies on Assateague Island

The horses on Assateague Island are an obsession of many, and for good reason. Despite being smaller in stature compared to their mainland equine counterparts, these horses are beautiful, resilient, strong and wild. They have withstood hurricanes, nor’easters, harsh Winters and Summers and learned to adapt with a diet consisting mainly of salty marsh grass. … Read more