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New Assateague Pony Was Born

Wild Horses In Maryland

June 25, 2019

I love Assateague Island! The ponies are awesome. History has it they arrived via a wrecked Spanish ship hundreds of years ago. New ponies are being born on this National Seashore.

According to the National Park Service, "The third of four expected new foals was born into the herd of wild horses on Assateague last Friday, continuing a veritable baby boom on the barrier island.

On Friday afternoon, the popular mare Ms. Macky gave birth to a bay pinto colt. The new foal, known for now only as N2BHS-ALR, and the band into which he was born live most of the year in the highly developed areas around the campgrounds on Assateague. The new foal born last Friday is one of four expected this year. Each fall, Assateague Island National Seashore officials conduct pregnancy tests on the eligible mares in the herd to predict how many new foals are expected in a given year. This year, the scientific tests predicted four new foals this year".