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Although they have roamed the Currituck Banks for centuries, wild horses there are being threatened by development. Concerned individuals, like Rowena Dorman - Corolla Wild Horse Fund director - are working to save the animals.
The wild horses on North Carolina's Outer Banks have spawned debate as to their true origin. The horses roam a 175-mile stretch from the Virginia line to Carrot Island, and face an uncertain future as development encroaches on their habitat.
Spanish conquistadors who ranged as far north as Chesapeake on the East Cost, left behind some of their horses. A line of these horses still survives today on Ocracoke Island. With the depletion of natural resources, the Park Service has reinstated the horse patrol of earlier days.\r\n
A continuation of the series selected from the 1860 travel book, Sketches of Lower Carolina, this article discusses the penning and branding of the dwarfish native breed horses living on the Outer Banks.