The 77th Annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim was held on this week at Chincoteague Island, Virginia. I was there. It was the first time, and probably the last time. I was excited at seeing all of those horses. Genetically untouched since their arrival to the island a few hundred years ago. No one knows for sure how they ended up there or why the remained. I don’t think they are as wild as we like to think – they have vets and cowboys who round them up, they know what human interference is that is for sure. They were beautiful and I am glad I went but too many people that day and it was just too sad to see them herded into a pen knowing they were going to be auctioned off so some human could own a little bit of wild … I hate that.


Lehnanne has shared with the internet her love of research, animals, and writing since 1996. She created and ran several independent online directories and communities. The desire to travel nurtured by every new duty station of her military family moves has stuck with her. When she is not busy being a cat servant and dog-mom, she enjoys exploring new places and dark chocolate.