Chincoteague Ponies takes the plunge

More than 200 ponies took part in the annual swim from Assateague Island to neighboring Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s eastern shore.

The ponies cover a distance of around 914 metres and the foals are sold at auction the following day.

The Chincoteague Ponies have roamed the beaches, pine forest, and salt marsh of Assateague Island since the 1600’s.