North Carolina, Travel

Spanish Mustangs of Corolla

A recent extended weekend gave us time to explore a part of North Carolina we miss. The OuterBanks of NC offers a variety of things to do such as exploring the coastline, eating delicious seafood, fishing, and learning about the history of this beautiful coast of NC. We were wanting to finally see the Spanish Mustangs that roam along a 11 mile remote stretch of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound area near Corolla. These horses are protected and now live in a fenced area due to continued development along the OuterBanks. They are worth the effort to find them!

The Spanish Mustangs

These rugged animals are descendants of the Spanish mustangs brought to the New World by explorers and colonists as long ago as the early 1500’s. Admires of these ‘wild horses’ arrive in droves during the high season, but we wanted to explore the area during the low and less busy time of the year. 

How to See the Wild Horses:

I booked a 2 hour tour with Corolla Outback Adventures and highly recommend them. Paul our driver and guide was professional and shared a wealth of information about the mustangs and the history of the region. This tour agency has been in business since 1962 originally as a family owned business. It is one of the few tours that allows visitors to get out of the vehicle and see the horses. Please keep your distance. There are numerous signs requiring at least a 50 feet between you and the horses. If you visit, keep your snacks to yourself and don’t feed the wild horses. They are healthy and don’t need to be fed like farm animals. Our food could actually injury them! Visit the Corolla and Carova Attraction Guide to learn more on other things to do in the area.

A Walk Along The Beach

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