Friday, July 26, 2013

Chincoteague Ponies

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

As anyone who has read Marguerite Henry's classic Misty of Chincoteague knows, each year wild beautiful pictures of the event over at the Times. Also check out the images over at the Huffington Post - they're amazing!
ponies living on the island of Assateague are made to cross over to Chincoteague Island where several dozen will be auctioned off to benefit the local fire department. The event has become a well-loved spectacle. Well, that happened once again yesterday and there are someIf you want to make the next crossing a family event, there is all sorts of information available at the Chincoteague Pony Swim website. And if you're in the area, you may be able to make it over for the swim back to Assateague as that takes place today!

For those of you unfamiliar with this event, check out Misty of Chincoteague. It's a great book and your children are sure to enjoy it. It's also a part of our History of the Horse curriculum, perfect for all horse-lovers and aspiring equestrians!

Have a wonderful weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like this year it should have been called "People Penning" Day!