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Ponies from the famous Chincoteague wild pony herd splash their way into a holding area during one of the three roundups held
each year.

Scribner’s Monthly 1877: Chincoteague the Island of Ponies

Off the north-eastern shore of Virginia, and about five miles from the main-land, lies a small island known as Chincoteague – an island possessed of peculiarities shared by no other portion of the eastern United States; for here roams, in an entirely untamed state, a breed of horses, or rather ponies, as wild as the mustangs of Texas or the Pampas.

Articles, Island Life, Pony Tales, Wildlife Tales

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Donna shows how Lucky has learned to drink from a bowl. Lucky started nursing from a bottle, but the Leonards gradually got him to drink out of a bowl by dipping the nipple into the formula and bringing it to his mouth.

Mother Nature Needed Lots of Help with Colt Named Lucky

By Robert Boswell Publisher, Wild Pony Tales Updated August 30, 2012  Editor’s Update: Lucky, who will be four months old September 3, has found a new home at The Refuge Inn, in the corral between the Inn and McDonalds. “He…
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Pony Tales

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Mollie and Faith back in their Michigan pasture.

Chincoteague a Magic Kingdom for Feather Fund Winner

A dream came true for two teenagers at the July 2012 pony auction in Chincoteague, Virginia. Mollie Brooks, 13, attends middle school in Walpole, MA. She was awarded the Feather Fund pony and got to take home a wild foal…
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Island Life, Pony Tales

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One of the stallions on Assateague Island.

To See Chincoteague Ponies, Wildlife Assateague Bus Tour Is Best Bet

By Cyndel Brunell ”What kind of bird is that?” “How much smaller are the Chincoteague ponies from regular sized horses?” “Are there any foals this time of year?” “How deep is the water they swim in?” If you want answers…
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Island Life, Wildlife Tales

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