Comments for wildponytales.info Welcome to Wild Pony Tales, an online magazine devoted to the ponies, the people and the wildlife of Assateague and Chincoteague, Virginia. Whether a visit to the islands is in your past or future, we hope our stories and photographs will help you become better aquainted with this fascinating place. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 03:56:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Comment on About Us by Meredeth /about/comment-page-1/#comment-48973 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 03:56:07 +0000 /?page_id=2#comment-48973 Hi! I was wondering where I could get some reliable info on the ponies. Right now I am 14 years old and my mom and I were thinking about adopting a foal the summer I turn 16. We have 5 acres and will have a barn up by that time. I would love to have it as a “project pony”. So I just need to know if they are willing, easy keepers, and just basic necessities. Please email me: meredethh@yahoo.com
Thank you!

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Comment on About Us by Island lover /about/comment-page-1/#comment-48264 Mon, 07 May 2012 01:10:07 +0000 /?page_id=2#comment-48264 Chincoteague Natural History Association is raising money for the lighthouse to be painted. Many renovations were done in 2010/2011 to preserve the integrity of the structure. The last project, which is very coastly, is the painting. It is last because it is for aesthetics and not for the actual preservation of the building. It should be painted within the year is what I last heard. The lighthouse tours, grants, and fundraisers along with the tours are providing the funds for the lighthouse repairs and painting.

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Comment on About Us by Debra Noll /about/comment-page-1/#comment-47635 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:17:10 +0000 /?page_id=2#comment-47635 I have been visiting Chincoteague/Assateague Islands since 1978. My husband and I got married there in 1997!!! The Assateague Lighthouse has always been a favorite of mine and I have many pictures of it throughout the years. Love the Islands!!! But I do have a question…in recent years, I am sorry to see that it needs painted…aren’t there any funds??? Just curious…thanks!!!

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Comment on A Better Life Now for Rescued Chincoteague Ponies by Angie /a-better-life-now-for-rescued-chincoteague-ponies/comment-page-1/#comment-46119 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:20:38 +0000 /?p=2164#comment-46119 That story touched my heart and if that was me I would have rescued the horses too and im glad that there are people around like that and take the time to rescue and to take care of horses. And people should never take in a horse if they can’t take care of them and also you should never torture any animal.

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Comment on Assateague Island, a Virginia Home to the Wild Ponies Also Home to Wildlife of all Kinds by Rhonda Herbers /assateague-island-a-virginia-home-to-the-wild-ponies-also-home-to-wildlife-of-all-kinds/comment-page-1/#comment-29168 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 04:02:58 +0000 /?p=398#comment-29168 I know the ponies have survived for 300+ years but I am so worried about them with Hurricane Irene bearing down on them. I have never been there. Is there ground high enough for them? Natural cover for them? Has a hurricane ever hit the island before? It may seem silly but I can hardly stand the thought of them being swept out to sea or seriously injured and trying to stay safe from 100+ mph winds and the flying debris. I know the firefighters attend to their needs but I can’t help but worry about them.

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Comment on 50 Years Later, Residents May Share Stories Again by Ernie Gillespie /chincoteague-residents-share-memories-of-the-ash-wednesday-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-28193 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:15:58 +0000 /?p=458#comment-28193 Don’t hear much about the flood nowadays. For many years after the flood we shared our stories with family and friends. Each telling got a little better and maybe a little distant from the events. I have one I would like to share:

On the second day of the flood my father gave orders that we should get off the Island. He said the damn place was sinking – low tide did not occur that morning and high tide caused water to “bubble” up from the ground behind the ridge of Frank Tolbert’s house (next to the fire house). So.. my brother and I walked, waded, and hopped to the Baptist Church yard to catch the helicopter to Wallops Station. While there several men were trying to help a lady get on the helicopter. This well known women was very much overweight and the men could not get a grip so they carried a small Chincoteague scow to the helicopter and had the women get in the scow and then lifted the scow and the women high enough for her to enter the helicopter. Wish I had a camera. It was a site to see.

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Comment on Chincoteague Pony Drill Team Makes it Look Easy by Donna Tate /chincoteague-pony-drill-team-makes-it-look-easy/comment-page-1/#comment-20751 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 01:52:33 +0000 /?p=589#comment-20751 So cute! Wow, I am one of those “old enough” to remember Misty. What a great way to educate people about the Chincoteague ponies. Keep up the good work, everyone looks great!

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Comment on Assateague Island, a Virginia Home to the Wild Ponies Also Home to Wildlife of all Kinds by robin call /assateague-island-a-virginia-home-to-the-wild-ponies-also-home-to-wildlife-of-all-kinds/comment-page-1/#comment-20400 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:30:58 +0000 /?p=398#comment-20400 This is a response to Laurie Laventhall’s post.
I live on Chincoteague,and yes the Atlantic storms can be quite fierce;I can hear the ocean’s angry roar from my living room,as i live “down the marsh” (the south end of the island, not far from the inlet).
The Nor’easter last winter was far worse than hurricane earl.(which turned out to be a non-event)But in any event, Yes the ponies are in peril, (as are the other wildlife out on Assateague) during these storms. There is something called instinct and natural selection, these come into play during these situations.
This breed has weathered at least 300 years of coastal storms without intervention by humans.I wouldn’t lose alot of sleep worrying about their well being in these storms.
They know where the high ground is.and they know how to hide in the piney woods.
Our firefighters attend to those that are injured,or in extreme heat or freezing cold, supply them with fresh water and hay.no worries. Our beautiful Chincoteague ponies will be just fine.

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Comment on A Love of the Ponies Brings Buyback Babes Together by Admin /a-love-of-the-ponies-brings-brings-buy-back-babes-together/comment-page-1/#comment-19176 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 21:25:45 +0000 /?p=617#comment-19176 Hi, all of the foals are sold each year. A few are designated by the firemen as buybacks and they are sold as donations and put back into the herd. Even a pony born the night before the auction would be sold, but not released to the new owner until a later roundup. You can get more info on all this from two recently posted stories. Thanks for writing. Robert Boswell, Publisher.

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Comment on Assateague Island, a Virginia Home to the Wild Ponies Also Home to Wildlife of all Kinds by Admin /assateague-island-a-virginia-home-to-the-wild-ponies-also-home-to-wildlife-of-all-kinds/comment-page-1/#comment-18088 Wed, 08 Sep 2010 13:56:37 +0000 /?p=398#comment-18088 Dear Laurie,

We have sent your questions and comment to a member of the Pony Committee, and are awaiting his response. Thank you for reading and commenting. Hope all is well 😉

Love & Light,
Windy Grace

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