Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wild Horses of Carova Beach

We visited the northern most part of the Outer Banks, only accessible by four-wheel drive, during our trip in hopes of seeing some of the wild horses that still roam Carova Beach. The wild horses, or Spanish Mustangs, descended from spanish stock which arrived over 400 years ago and have lived on the barrier islands since the earliest explorers and shipwrecks. We saw quite a few on our trek through the dunes and I was able to get surprisingly close to some of them.

I could have stayed, capturing pictures of these beautiful creatures, all day! Hope you enjoy them!


Amy said...

Great pictures! It looks like you guys planned the perfect vacation :)

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

This has become a very educational blog. :-) They're beautiful! That caramel colored one where you got the closeup of his/her face, so beautiful.