Half Dozen Shackleford Horses Up For Adoption

Here is your chance to own a piece of North Carolina heritage. The Cape Lookout National Seashore is putting up for adoption six relocated Shackleford horses.

Born wild and removed for population control, the park service says these Banker horses tame well with time and patience. The herd holds a genetic link to Colonial Spanish horses, and they have lived on the Outer Banks for centuries.

Up for adoption are three geldings born in 2008, and born in 2007 and two fillies from 2008.

The Foundation for Shackleford Horses handles the adoptions on a first-come basis.

For more information and/or an adoption application contact Anita Kimball at (252) 241-5222 or, after 6:00 p.m., Joy Lawrence at (252) 728-7111. To make an appointment to see the horses, contact Anita Kimball. In Florida, contact Bob Cubbage at (352) 817-3576.

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