'Butts to the Wind': OBX's Wild Horses Ready to Ride Out Dorian - NBC4 Washington

'Butts to the Wind': OBX's Wild Horses Ready to Ride Out Dorian

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    'Butts to the Wind': OBX's Wild Horses Ready to Ride Out Dorian
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    File photo: A wild Spanish mustang grazes among the dunes in Corolla, North Carolina. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    The wild horses that live on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are ready to ride out Hurricane Dorian with their "butts to the wind," according to the nonprofit group that manages them.

    The last remaining herd of Spanish Mustangs to live on the northern Outer Banks will not be evacuated. Instead, the group of about 100 horses instinctively go to high ground and gather under sturdy oak trees — with their rear ends pointing toward the wind, as OBXToday.com reported.

    "The wild horses are better equipped to handle a hurricane than most of us humans living on the Outer Banks," the nonprofit, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, posted on Facebook. "... Remember, they've been doing this for 500 years!"

    "For all our local friends and neighbors who are staying, good luck, be safe, and remember...butts to the wind!" the nonprofit posted.

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