Introducing my second wild Corolla Horse!

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Were you already interested in this breed and were you looking for one? Or was it just a fantastic opportunity that landed in your lap?
My gelding is also a rescued wild Corolla. :)
After his awesome turnaround mentality, he became my fav breed. Have thought of adding another eventually and sent in an application. But once I saw this baby and his momma was about 14h, I knew I had to get him! Some of the others can be very short, a little off or injured and probably not a good candidate to be ridden in the future, they have bottle necked genetically. I believe it was in 2014 that a new stallion was brought in, another banker/colonial spanish strain, to help widen their genepool.

I originally wanted a QH, but so many are nothing like I used to know them to be.
 

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Yes, he is from Corolla, NC. A Colonial Spanish Horse, there are a few different types and he's the Corolla strain.
I've got some great pics of one on Carrot Island
They swim back and forth from Shackleford Banks

I remember when you could only get to Corolla with 4wd
And Cordova is further north from there
They were selling lots up there 15 years ago

The good thing about Shackleford is they will never be able to develop
It
 

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There is a population of wild horses on the barrier islands of NC that have been there since the 14 or 15 hundreds from ship wrecks on the islands I think
Spanish in origin
Park service maintains them
They have to round up some for management purposes
That's a cause I've been donating money to since the first time I laid eyes on one
They are magnificent animals
You haven't seen anything until
You've seen a horse jumping in breaking waves
 

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I've got some great pics of one on Carrot Island
They swim back and forth from Shackleford Banks

I remember when you could only get to Corolla with 4wd
And Cordova is further north from there
They were selling lots up there 15 years ago

The good thing about Shackleford is they will never be able to develop
It
We were clamming and this guy walked right past us.

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