Corolla Wild Horse Fund's museum, gift shop and offices are located in Corolla Village. Visit them to discover the fascinating history and legacy of the Banker strain of Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Mustangs were brought to the Outer Banks nearly 500 years ago and their descendants are still with us today, although this hardy, majestic breed is now highly endangered. The whole family can learn about the horses from the knowledgeable staff, photography and historical information. Donations are accepted and benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, managers of the wild herd. All proceeds from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund gift shop also benefit the Fund and the wild horses.
Open all year, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund also offers special programming, especially in the summer. Activities include Meet a Mustang where visitors can see and pet a tamed and gentled mustang. Starting in the summer of 2019, the Fund will hold a new program called Member Mornings at the Farm. Every Wednesday morning, their rehabilitation facility at the Betsy Dowdy Equine Center in Grandy will be open for visitors to see the rescued mustangs under the Fund's care and the work that they do with them. It's an opportunity to get an inside look at things and perhaps meet a horse you've heard much about. They plan to hold their Meet a Mustang events at various locations and times throughout the summer. For more information and a listing of calendar events, please see their website.