Beachcomber is a Chincoteague Pony mare sporting a lovely pinto coat.
She is a limited edition of only 3,000 pieces! So scoop her up before she swims away!
The Chincoteague Pony has long enchanted the minds and hearts of generations. Immortalized by Marguerite Henry's classic books, as well as Breyer Models, these hardy ponies have called Virginia's Assateague Island their home since the 17th century. They were likely brought t Assateague by early settlers who turned their horses loose on the island to graze. (although there are tales of the ponies coming to the island by shipwreck).
Whatever their origin, Assateague's population of ponies has thrived. Survinving on the marsh grasses, these ponies typically stand 12-13hh and often have pinto coloring. The herd is owned by the Chincoteague Vonlunteer Fire Company, and every summer the "Saltwater Cowboys" round up the ponies for their annual Pony Penning. After a swim across the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague Island, some of the foals are auctioned off, which keeps the heard at a healthy and sustainable size.