When one thinks of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, one also thinks of the Corolla Wild Horses.
When news struck last year that Hurricane Florence was projected to hit the home of the famous wild horses, we had thousands of our COWGIRL readers share their concerns and provide encouraging words about the safety of the horses.
While the horses withstood the hurricane and have continued to thrive, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund just released some devastating news regarding one of the most famous members of the herd, Roamer.
“On the morning of December 12, Roamer was showing signs of colic and we immediately called our vet. She and our staff did everything in their power to save Roamer, but he had a tear in his GI tract that led to sepsis. It was less than 24 hours after he first showed signs of colic that we made the difficult decision to let him go. This has been absolutely devastating for all of us, and it’s a great loss for the Corolla herd as well. However, Roamer leaves behind his offspring on the beach and his legacy as an ambassador for his breed. We take comfort in knowing he will live on in those ways, but we are still grieving, and will be for a long time. Rest free and easy, Roamer. We love you.” – Corolla Wild Horse Fund
COWGIRL is keeping all of the members of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund in our thoughts during this difficult time.