Colonial Spanish Mustang

North Carolina State Horse

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Wild Spanish Mustangs in North Carolina

Wild Spanish Mustangs on the beach of Corolla, North Carolina; photo by Kevin Collins on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Colonial Spanish Mustang

North Carolina designated the colonial Spanish mustang as the official state horse in 2010 after numerous requests from the students of Shawboro Elementary School in Currituck County and the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.

Wild horses have roamed North Carolina’s Outer Banks for hundreds of years. They are direct descendants of Colonial Spanish mustangs brought by Spanish conquistadors beginning in the 16th century. They are presently critically endangered, in fact nearly extinct.

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Images

Mother and foal; Spanish mustangs in Corolla, Outer Banks, North Carolina; photo by Michelle W (ImaginaryGirl) on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Mother and foal Spanish mustangs

Videos

Official Wild Horses Of Corolla