OUTER BANKS, N.C. (FOX News) - A Hurricane Dorian "mini tsunami" dragged 28 wild horses in North Carolina's Outer Banks to their deaths earlier this month, according to reports. After being swept ... Iberian (Spanish) horses first appeared off North America when Columbus brought them to the island of Hispaniola in the 1400s. Used for exploration, the horses became indispensable in the New World. In the 1500s, Lucas Vasques de Ayllon attempted to settle the Atlantic East Coast – including present day North Carolina and Virginia. Exploring the Coast in North Carolina The 175-mile ribbon of sandy islands that forms the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras National Seashore runs roughly parallel to the North Carolina coast. It is a seaside wilderness, an extremely vulnerable ecosystem of barrier islands jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. Oct 04, 2016 · Outer Banks Wild Horses roaming wild and free on the beaches of Corolla, NC ... Wild Horse Stallions Fight For Herd On Beach ... The new island off North Carolina's Outer Banks - Duration: ... Jul 07, 2011 · Where can you ride your horse in North Carolina on the beach? Do you have to make an appointment? I thought about bringing my horse with us to the beach. But I'm not sure if we would have to ride with a tour group, or just bring your own horse and ride on the beach whenever you want to. Stretches of remote, rarely crowded beaches and a string of beautiful barrier islands characterize North Carolina's coast. However, those looking for busier beaches will enjoy the several beaches near the more developed areas such as Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, NC. Possibly the most celebrated among North Carolina's wild horses are the Spanish mustangs of Corolla, though they no longer actually roam the village of Corolla and surrounding areas as they did for hundreds of years. After highway NC12 was completed from Duck to Corolla in the mid '80's, it brought speeding cars, population growth and explosive development that proved too dangerous for the horses.