An abundance of good news continues to flood social media regarding the condition of North Carolina’s wild horses after Hurricane Florence struck late last week. These fierce horses have proved once again that they’re fighters. Indeed, they have survived many storms, and those who know them well weren’t fearful for their safety as they have seen how powerful their survival instincts are first-hand. Check out these uplifting updates that show the resolve of North Carolina’s wild horses in the face of natural disaster.
Seen above: “Florence update 9/18/18: As of 1 p.m. today, all of the Rachel Carson Reserve wild horses have been accounted for. All animals are in good condition.” – Rachel Carson Reserve
“Here on the northern Outer Banks we are breathing a sigh of relief today. There may still be some coastal flooding over the weekend but nothing worse than a regular storm or nor’easter. These photos were taken this morning. As you can see, the horses are doing their normal thing – grazing, socializing, and wondering what us crazy humans are all worked up over.” – Corolla Wild Horse Fund
“A lot of people have been asking about the horses. Castano and his mom were behind my friend Barb’s house last night. The cell phone picture is a little blurry but I thought you would all like to see for yourselves the horses went through the storm fine.” – Dreams End
“We are happy to announce that all of the Ocracoke ponies are safe and that the pony pen did not sustain any damage from Hurricane Florence.” – Cape Hatteras National Seashore
“Merlin is the last living inhabitant of our quarantine site, and he survived the storm, despite the fact that it is obvious it was inundated with storm surge. Unfortunately, our barn and much of the fencing there was destroyed. Merlin is a living testament to the hardiness of the Banker horses, and we are so grateful he is still among us to continue to inspire us and remind us why we do what we do.” – Foundation for Shackleford Horses
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