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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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

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!

July 27, 2010 07:25 PM
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Amy Hahn
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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!

July 28, 2010 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
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The Scott Loper Team Lansdale & Harleysville PA Homes
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville

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

July 28, 2010 08:32 AM
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Amy Hahn
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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!

July 28, 2010 09:18 AM
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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

July 29, 2010 08:01 PM
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