The Assateague Ponies Author:Ronald R. Keiper Ponies have lived on Assateague Island for hundreds of years, but only since 1975 have they been studied scientifically. In 1965 twenty-one ponies were released into the northern portion of Assateague within the Assateague Island National Seashore where their numbers have risen gradually, and the animals have flourished. It is these feral horses... more », free to roam, to forage for their own food and water, and to live and reproduce as they choose that Dr. Keiper, an animal behavior specialist, has studied and photographed.« less
Interesting book about the Assateague Ponies, covering all topics. Such as:
Their history, activity patterns, interaction with other animals, social organization, herd behavior including that of the mares, stallions, foals, population dynamics, impact on the island etc. Photos in the book also.