An Assateague State Park ranger took this photo of a pony grazing after Hurricane Sandy; photo featured on WBOC Channel 16, see link.

While we work hard at The Equiery to make our headlines catchy, we cannot take credit for this one, as it comes to us from the National Parks Traveler.

According to all sources, Maryland’s herd of famous wild ponies rode out Hurricane Sandy just fine. Despite our human inclination to snuggly lock up our critters in barns (and our inclination to attempt to pass laws mandating that we do so), nature continues to remind us time and again that “horse sense” really does exist, and – left to their own devices and with access to natural shelter – horses are quite adept at “sheltering in place.” On Assateague, the favorite natural shelter is apparently a pine grove on higher land surrounded by dunes.

WBOC Channel 16

The Washington Post