Interesting question. We also have wild ponies on Shakleford banks. I have not heard how they fared. The storm was much less powerful than expected and there was not near the damage they expected. If I hear anything about them, I'll let you know.
I sure hope the ponies are ok. I want to know how they're doing soon. I read that they're being moved to higher grounds and are being monitered. Google how will hurricane irene effect the chincoteague ponies for info.
Hey there - I am concerned for all the wild horse and ponies breeds along the Atlantic Coast. Coming from Florida I have seen some major damage happen from hurricanes and also know that barrier islands were meant by nature to disappear, rearrange, etc during hurricanes..
I do know that during Hurricane Isabel they were moved to 20 ft above sea level -
Just found out that the ponies were allowed to go to higher ground on the Island and they are being given hay by their volunteer Firemen caregivers. By all accounts they faired very well through the storm.