Assateague Island National Seashore

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Assateague Island National Seashore Maryland and Virginia

The wild horses of Assateague Island are descendents of domesticated animals brought to the island over 300 years ago. 

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The horses are wild, so stay at least 40 feet away.

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Park patrol followed the horses to ensure both visitors and the horses safety.

IMG_3186IMG_3206As you can see, the park patrol had to assist the horses keeping them at a distance from the visitors enjoying the beach.  

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Assateague Island National Seashore has a Foster Horse Program.

Born on my Dad’s Birthdate the year he passed

“APRIL STAR”

Born April 25, 2004

She is a Bay Pinto Mare

April Star’s statue as a foal at the Visitor’s Center

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IMAG2052http://www.AssateagueIslandAlliance.org

 

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2 thoughts on “Assateague Island National Seashore

    1. Fantastic experience for this past summer! When I arrived to the island, took my camera and there were the horses!!! Really lucked out! Adopted April Star, a Pinto Mare. P.S. Hope you are digging out of the snowstorm from yesterday Michael! Blessings, Lori

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