have you ever heard the story "misty of chincoteague" about the wild horses? the wild horses r special beacause the foals do some jump in the water during when they catch them and they survive the cold an stuff
It's not that the horses themselves are all that special but the ponies live on assateague island and the vfd every year would go across and swim the herd over so they could have an auction of some. Combination fund raiser and herd thinner. Marguerite Henry, an author wrote a story called Misty of Chicoteague which became quite popular and started tourists coming to the pony swim. She went on to write several more books about Missy's foals and the chicoteague ponies became famous, so much so that most tourists who go there to buy one overpay a bunch.