CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – Wild ponies living on the east coast of Virginia were caused by the fact that visitors ignored warnings against approaching animals. National Chinchotry Shelter. Ponies were transferred to the southern Detachment of Assatigue Island
The Volunteer Fire Company Chincoteague owns and cares about the Virginia pony herds on Assateague Island. Press secretary Denis Bowden said that he tried to educate the public many times. She warned that one stroke or a bite from one of the animals could hurt someone. That's when the ponies get a health check, and the authorities see if any new horses were born.