Assateague Pony Census, February 2023

The Assateague Island Alliance counted 78 horses on the Maryland side of the island as of February 8, no change from January.

No births were indicated.

The number of males and females was not given.

The Park Service no longer provides census results.

The herd, barely able to keep up with deaths, shows little if any growth since the safe, proven and reversible darting program was shut off in 2016.

The sex ratio is likely skewed in favor of females, a side-effect of the Montana Solution.

RELATED: Assateague Census, January 2023.

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