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18 Sep 2022
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And now there are seven. Yes, that’s right, there have been seven Corolla Wild Mustang foals born this year up in Carova. Not a record but there may be another one or two before the year is doen.

The latest is a young stallion—Cosmos, probably born Thursday night or very early Friday morning. According to the folks at the Corolla Wild Horse fund, “He is big, strong, and healthy, and his experienced parents are doing fine too.”

Because the weather along the Outer Banks is relatively mild, fall foals are not considered at risk because of the weather.

Now that a new colt has joined the herd, this is a good time to remind everyone of some do’s and don’ts when it comes to the Corolla Wild Horses.

Probably the most important is to give them space. Currituck County ordinance requires 50’ and that’s a great idea. 

There are number of reasons of that. 

Probably most importantly, a foal’s parents are very protective of their new offspring. The stallions especially can get very aggressive if they feel any member of their harem, especially the foals, are at risk. Most people have never seen an angry or aggressive stallion; for those who have seen it, it leaves an indelible impression and a lifelong cautionary note.

Also, the horses absolutely do not need human food and it can be harmful and even fatal to them. Do not feed them.

To experience them, take a 4WD vehicle to Carova. Or better yet, take a tour—the operators know where they are. Take a camera and create memories of these beautiful creatures.

Here’s who we have—and 2022 is a C year: Cedar, Cricket, Cyclone, Crow, Cádiz, Ceres and Cosmos. There was one other foal born but Charlie developed a bacteria infection and died in April.

When on the Outer Banks be sure to check out all the wonderful things to see. A Brindley Beach Vacations home is the perfect home away from home while visiting.