‘Butts to the wind’: Ocracoke Island wild horses safe following Dorian

‘Butts to the wind’: Ocracoke Island wild horses safe following Dorian
Wild horse herds in the Outer Banks will not evacuate the storm, according to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. (Source: Corolla Wild Horse Fund)

OUTER BANKS, NC (WWBT) - All wild horses on Ocracoke Island have been reported safe following Hurricane Dorian.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund posted before the storm hit that the horses do not evacuate and have survived storms in the area for 500 years using their natural instincts.

The fund said the horses go to high ground under sturdy oak trees to ride the storm out together turning their backsides to the storm.

“The wild horses are better equipped to handle a hurricane than most of us humans living on the Outer Banks,” they wrote in a post.

The herd manager rode out the storm at the rescue farm with the horses.

“For all our local friends and neighbors who are staying, good luck, be safe, and remember... butts to the wind!”

After the storm moved through, Outer Banks Forever posted that all of the ponies on Ocracoke Island, which sustained heavy flooding from Dorian, are accounted for and safe.

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Posted by Outer Banks Forever on Saturday, September 7, 2019

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