Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Bob's Wild Horse Tours

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks water sports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities . . . everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Our local writers tell you how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest beginning of that now-booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean, how to navigate those pesky turn lanes, which restaurants to check out for the best Southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the locals' side!


Born to Be Wild

By Dianne Beard
It’s no secret that some of life’s most precious moments occur in nature among ocean breezes, swaying trees, shifting sands, impossible blue skies and, for those lucky enough to live on or visit the Outer Banks, wild mustangs frolicking in their natural habitat. Capturing magical moments among the Corolla wild horses... Read More

Historical, Accurate and Local: Corolla Bob and the Original Wild Horse Tour

By Leah Wingenroth
If you want to understand and uncover the true history of the Outer Banks, you must know the story of the wild banker horses that made these islands their home long before our beaches welcomed hordes of visitors eager for their summer vacation. Nearly 500 years ago, Spanish mustangs were brought over and left behind... Read More

Corolla Bob: He's More Than a Tour Guide, He's an Advocate

By Maggie Miles
When Bob White came down to the Outer Banks as a teenager, he had no idea he would become an advocate for the majestic wild horses of Corolla.  “I was 14 at the time and couldn’t imagine why my dad wanted to build a house here,” Bob says. “There were no girls and nothing to do!” Flash forward to now, and not only... Read More

Legends of Corolla

By Lexi Holian
There’s more than one legend tucked among the rolling dunes and peaceful maritime forests of the northern Outer Banks. Since the time of the first explorers, wild horses have been a part of Corolla’s history. The Spanish mustangs were left behind by settlers hundreds of years ago – once numbering more than 3,000 –... Read More

At Home in Corolla

By Molly Harrison
The first Corolla wild horse tour company didn’t start out on paper with a business plan and a pitch to investors or bank loan officers. The idea serendipitously started over margaritas on the pool deck at the Inn at Corolla Light and was formulated on an ensuing horse-viewing trip in a rusty Suburban. But let’s back... Read More