Wild, Free & Beautiful
You’ve seen pictures of them on Facebook, represented in books and on the big screen in “Nights in Rodanthe”, on T-shirts and coffee mugs—now see them in person. Few creatures evoke such a mystique and conjure a sense of independence and freedom like the wild horses of the Outer Banks. Officially North Carolina's state horse, these mustang ponies are descended from equines brought here by Spanish explorers of the New World more than 500 years ago. Take an off-road safari tour in a caravan with other visitors to see them in the 4x4 areas north of where NC 12’s pavement runs out, or try to find them on your own. Either way, it's an awe-inspiring adventure.