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Grayson Highlands Ponies

Country of Origin: USA

Grayson Highlands Ponies


The Grayson Highland Ponies are a herd of semi-feral animals that live in Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia. The Highlands are over 5,000 feet and experience extreme heat in summer & cold in the winter with constant sweeping winds.

Greyson Highlands Ponies


I was unable to find any substantial history of these animals, however I’m assuming they are related to the ponies of Assateague Island.

Sadly it seems that the lack of information on the park’s website isn’t quite an oversight. These animals evolved in incredibly harsh conditions, and are now protected within the state park. As hikers trek through the park they feed the wild horses (even though that are asked not to). Animals who have very little to survive on will always take a free meal and soon came to rely on generous park guests as a source of nourishment.

Grayson Highlands Ponies

Moral of the story, now if you go to the park to see the horses without snacks, those ponies may give you a beat down until you have something to offer. This is not to say these are bad animals, only that their natural rations are meager and they are hungary most of the time.


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Country of Origin: USA |
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