See Wild Mustangs Roam the Beach

January 20, 2009

For more than 400 years, the small, swift and sturdy Corolla Wild Horses have run free throughout the Outer Banks. These beautiful Spanish mustangs can still be seen roaming the beaches, and when you come to Corolla or Currituck Beach you can arrange a horse watching and see these majestic creatures up close.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, founded in 1989, was formed to educate the public about these wild horses and to work toward their preservation so they may continue to have their freedom. You can visit the site to learn more about how the horses came to settle on the beaches. The Fund also maintains the Corolla Wild Horse Museum, open year round from Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun, educational activities for children are offered in the summer, including a gentled wild mustang to pet. There is no admission fee for the museum and nominal fees for children’s programs.