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Ponies Stranded On Island Due To Government Shutdown
2013-10-08 09:25:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly developing story details yet another event that will be suspended due to the government shutdown, which is now heading into its second week. Every fall the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) rounds up a herd of ponies living across the channel on Assateague Island. As a nationally registered wildlife refuge, however, Assateague Island is closed to the public, therefore putting a severe damper on the annual...


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Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds and developed a variety of different characteristics. They live in poor conditions on the...

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