Visiting the Outer Banks would not be the same without seeing the famous Outer Banks wild horses. These wild horses are among the earliest settlers in the area, with only the local native American tribes have called this unique stretch of North Carolina their home longer.
There are different stories about how they got to the area and most date back to the 1500s. Some say that horses were left behind from a group of Spanish explorers who then left, because the locals were not fans of the intrusion. Others believe them to be the survivors of shipwrecks from trade ships that couldn’t navigate the shallow waters.
Please remember however, that these are wild animals. If you decide to venture off and find some of the wild mustangs yourself, do not approach them and maintain a distance of at least 50 feet. Another great option is to take a wild horse tour with one the local experts. These tour operators know exactly where to take you while also ensuring that there is no damage done to the horses environment.
Below are a couple of our recommended wild horse tours in Corolla, NC. Visit their websites or give us a call and we can help you plan the perfect Corolla NC vacation.