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Feral Chincoteague Pony Grazing on the Shore

Feral Chincoteague Pony Grazing on the Shore

Taking a boat around the island heading north brought us to views of the feral Chincoteague ponies. Once a year "saltwater cowboys"-the local firemen, herd the ponies across the channel where the pack is culled. In this case that means selling ponies to people who will love them. The island herd is kept to 150 individuals. The proceeds of the sale go into maintaining the herd.

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