corolla wild horses cowgirl magazine
Photos by Ken Amorosano.……

A little bit of wind and rain isn’t going to scare the Corolla horses that live on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricanes, on the other hand, call for a bit more preparing from these wild mustangs. Luckily for them, they have their ancestors to thank for giving them a few survival tips!

As Hurricane Dorian quickly approaches the shores, these horses are prepared to search for higher ground and find shelter under the sturdy live oak trees as they huddle together to ride the storm out.

“Remember, they’ve been doing this for 500 years!” says the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.

The Corolla horses aren’t the only ones preparing for the storms. The fund has also helped by gathering extra hay and grain and filling up their troughs with extra water. The horses also have ID tags braided into their manes, and the herd manager will be riding out the storm at the farm with them.

These horses have weathered many a storm, even past hurricanes. Learn how these horses weathered Hurricane Florence back in 2018.