Horsing Around: Marsh or Bank Ponies with Rodney Kemp

Horsing Around: Marsh or Bank Ponies with Rodney Kemp

1008 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557, USA | (252) 247-7533

September 27, 2019 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm

There be wild ponies on the banks! But why? How could they swim that far out? In a nutshell, they are descended from horses that swam ashore from shipwrecked Spanish galleons which lay broken near our North Carolina coastline in the 17th and 18th centuries. These “Banks” horses, which remain wild, continue to thrive by grazing marsh grasses, and by drinking from freshwater pools after storms. They are unique to the species, and protected by law. Rodney will trot through their origin story, get full rein on the nature of their existence, and then gallop along a history that makes them not only special, but a storied part of our region’s past.
Lunch is served at 11:30 – There is an admission fee. Program only starts 12:00 noon – FREE for CCHS members and a small admission fee for non-members. Call 252-247-7533 ext. 1 or stop by the History Museum by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday prior to the event to reserve your lunch.