“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves — strong, powerful, beautiful — and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” – Pam Brown
While Brown might be exaggerating a bit in the name of emphasis, horses are beautiful animals and it should come as no surprise that so many people enjoy observing them in all environments, particularly when they are running free. There aren’t a ton of opportunities to do that in the United States, but by going on wild horse tours NC visitors and residents might be able to escape the rigors of the daily grind and imagine living a different lifestyle. Plus, observing the wild horses in North Carolina can make a trip to the area more memorable because of the many interesting facts about wild horses that tour guides will share.
- The average horse measures about 14 hands and weighs, despite their powerful elegance, a jaw-dropping 900 pounds. Generally, today one “hand” is equal to four inches or so.
- If you do participate in Corolla wild horse tours, you’ll probably spend a good amount of time watching them graze since they eat a whopping 20 pounds of plant food every day. While that might lower the chances of catching them running in a group, it make seeing those rare moments even more exciting.
- Horses have been domesticated and used for a number of different tasks for some 4,000 to 5,000 years. Now, in the United States, there are fewer than 30,000 wild horses remaining. That decline is one of the sadder facts about wild horses, but makes tours that much more rewarding.
- Horses have larger eyes than any animal that lives on land. Though you might not get lost in them like you would a significant other, that certainly increases how captivating they can be.
- Though you might catch one running on its own while enjoying a tour, horses are herd animals and help one another survive. That might be what Brown is most referring to when she mentions the projections of dreams.
When you take a trip to the beach, you’ll probably need at least an afternoon to take a break from the sun and let your sunburns heal. The best way to do that, at least in North Carolina, is to go on a wild horse tour. You might not recognize the embodiment of the American dream, but you’ll certainly learn some fun facts about wild horses and make your vacation more memorable.