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Every July, 150 Wild Horses Swim Through This Cool Water. Why? Breathtaking…

Horses are some of the most interesting animals to watch. For their size, they’re quite graceful, and they come in such an array of different colours and sizes, it’s a wonder that they’re all the same breed.
Wild horses are even more endearing, as they’ve managed to survive on their own for centuries without human intervention, and are still thriving to this day.
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On Assateague Island, there has been a herd of over 300 horses that has lived there for many years.
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The remote island is located off the coast between Maryland and Virginia, and the horses are said to be the descendants of the domesticated horses that were brought there over 400 years ago.
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What’s great is that their presence hasn’t interfered with the other native species of the island either, allowing everyone to live together in harmony.
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And these horses couldn’t ask for a better home. With its white sandy beaches, diverse population of birds and animals, and an entire ocean to gallop through, they’re living the dream.
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This is because two-thirds of Assateague Island is in Maryland and is home to the Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park, while the southern third of the island is located in Virginia, and contains the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
This ensures that the horses are protected, no matter which part of the island that they’re on.
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Many tourists still visit the island to this day, but the horses aren’t bothered by their presence.
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It’s not recommended that you try to pet or ride any of them, as they are still wild animals.
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