Things to Do on Ocracoke: Horses

Ocracoke Island is home to a population of ponies that is believed to have been on the island since the 16th century. Their origins aren’t certain, but for years they roamed free on Ocracoke, playing an active role in the day-to-day lifestyle. The ponies were moved into a 180-acre pasture in the late 1950s, where the 15-member herd still lives today. During visits, seeing the ponies at their pen is a popular thing to do on Ocracoke that visitors of all ages love.