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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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Following the swim and a rest period, the Cowboys move the ponies to Ridge Road where they parade in front of thousands on their way to the Carnival Grounds.

By the Time Most People Arrive, the Cowboys are Already Riding

     Pony Penning in 2013 will be held the week of July 22-July 26. The Swim will be Wednesday, July 24 and the Auction, the following day, Thursday, July 26. For full schedule go to http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/   By Misty Thornton…
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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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