Corolla Wild Horses
The Wild Colonial Spanish Mustang Horses have been residents in this area for about 500 years. Their origin is not certain but there are theories that they came ashore because of shipwrecks or were left behind by early settlers.
Regardless of their actual roots, one of the allures of the wild horses is, and has been for centuries, their mysterious appearance on the Outer Banks. Whether they are intrepid survivors who indeed "traveled incredible journeys" from ancient shipwrecks off the coastline, or the descendants of livestock that were left behind by the earliest of colonists, the unclear ancestry of the Corolla Wild Horses is clearly part of the allure of their story.
Learn more about the horses by visiting the Corolla Wild Horse Museum located inside Historic Corolla Village.
Please read the Wild Horse Ordinance and note that is illegal to come within 50 feet of any horse or herd, and Please do not feed them! It is also important to keep dogs from approaching them. The horses become stressed in the summer with the heat, the people, the cars, etc. So please be respectful of these beautiful creatures and keep your distance!