The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks, North Carolina

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The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks, North Carolina

 

Shackleford Banks is one of many little islands that make up the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  While visiting Shackleford Banks, you may feel like you are sitting on a little slice of heaven.  Surrounded by water, sea oats blowing in the gentle breeze, your toes in the sand and the beautiful Wild Horses casually strolling around you on the beach...Life is Good!  The horses may look like colts due to there size, but they are full grown.  They have been here since the 16th century when  their Spanish Ancestors made Shackleford Banks their home.  Fortunately for all of us who love the area so much, the beautiful, small horses remain and are a favorite to visitors and locals of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

 

 

If you have a boat, you will most certainly want to visit Shackleford Banks.  There are also tours and boat rentals available from Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort and Harkers Island. 

 

 

 

Pack a lunch and lots of water, bring a blanket and plan on staying for a while.  Once you get there, you may not want to leave.  Shackleford Banks, North Carolina is full of Treasures too, you never know what you may find...sand dollars, clam shells, conch, or maybe just a little peace & quiet!  Oh...and make sure you do not forget your Camera!!!

While visiting Shackleford Banks, please remember that the Horses call the island home.  While they are beautiful and more than happy to share their home with us, they are wild and should be treated with respect and caution.  Do not feed the horses, do not get too close and remember to take your trash with you when you leave. 

 

Help us protect them for all to enjoy their beauty!

 

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Rainmaker
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Marian Goetzinger
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Amy, awesome pictures!  I think it's time for me to visit Shackleford and the ponies again.  It's been way too long.

I suggested this blog for a feature.  Too many people don't know about our ponies.

Jul 27, 2010 01:24 PM #1
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Shacklefor looks amazing.............such beautiful photos Amy............and the horses are lovely.  Thanks so much for sharing...............good to see you back blogging my friend.  A day without Amy is like a day without sunshine!

Jul 27, 2010 03:17 PM #2
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Amy Hahn
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Marian - It is truly something amazing to sit on the beach watching the ponies...Totally Awesome!

Roger - I love you Man!  Glad to be back to AR after a long few days!  You always make me smile...You are too sweet!  When you come to visit, we spend some time on Shackleford with a cold drink in hand...Promise!

Jul 27, 2010 04:06 PM #3
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Nevin Williams
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Amy - You live in such a special place.  I believe it is one of the top beach areas in the world!  And wild horses too.  Southern hospitality, pristine beaches, wild horses and a strong sense of family make this and other parts of North Carolina a hot spot for relocation.  Nice job showing off a few of the many attributes of your area!

Jul 27, 2010 05:00 PM #4
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Craig Rutman
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I had no idea we even had wild horses here in NC. But now I do! Great job with this post Amy. I'm suggesting it for a feature as well!

Jul 27, 2010 07:02 PM #5
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What a great post Amy. I never knew of the Wild Horses there on the beaches of North Carolina - just one other great reasons to plan a visit!

Jul 27, 2010 07:25 PM #6
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Nevin - NC is such a wonderful state with something for everyone! From the mountains to the ocean, and yes...Wild Horses!

Craig - One day, we will all go for a sail and visit the wild horses!  A lot of people do not know about the Shackleford horses.

Lee & Carol - Please let me know when you plan a visit.  I will send you info on all the places you might want to go.  We have some of the most beautiful places in North Carolina.  The Crystal Coast is my favorite, and  Murphy and the surrounding area is my second favorite place...Gorgeous!

Jul 28, 2010 06:15 AM #7
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Hi Amy,

We go to Corolla every year and head up to the drive on area every day.  We have seen the wild horses up there many times but it never ceases to amaze us.  We can't help but watch them; they are so beautiful and peaceful.  It really takes you to better place mentally and physically.

Great photos!

~Lisa

Jul 28, 2010 08:32 AM #8
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Lisa - Peaceful is a great description!  I am with you, No matter how many times I see the horses, I am amazed!  Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Jul 28, 2010 09:18 AM #9
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Amy,  I'm disappointed that more people didn't stop by this blog.  It's so awesome!  I hope you won't mind.  I'm reblogging it.

 

PS:  I love you, Mom

Jul 29, 2010 08:01 PM #10
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