Assateague Pony

An Assateague pony stallion is recovering after being hit by a vehicle on Aug. 6, officials from the National Park Services’ Assateague Island National Seashore have confirmed.

A motor vehicle struck the 2-year old stallion—N2BHS-AO, also known as Adriana’s Yankee Prince—along the Route 611 causeway at approximately 9:00 p.m. Monday night. Park officials located him the next morning and assessed his injuries.

“His left hind leg is swollen, and although he is currently lame on that leg, he is placing full weight on the leg and moving around foraging without much difficulty,” park officials said. “A small laceration over the left rib cage was also observed. Park wildlife staff will continue to monitor his condition in the weeks ahead.”

Visitors are reminded to slow down and always drive with caution along Assateague’s roadways and to be on the lookout for horses and other wildlife when visiting the National Seashore.