misty of chincoteague

This is the real, actual stuffed Misty of Chincoteague and her daughter, following those are real live ponies on the island and finally are three shots of the island from the mainland, one on a sunny day and two on a rather forbidding day. No doubt Chincoteague Island will be under water soon because of global warming. Isn't it wonderful that we will always have Misty and Stormy to remind us of the good old days.

Misty and Stormy eagerly await someone who will open the blinds so that they can look out on their beloved island.

Here are some wild ponies of Chincoteague. They won't be wild much longer.....they are headed to the auction block!

This is Chincoteague on a "misty and stormy" sort of day.

I've heard that Misty's unfulfilled wish was to visit other famous stuffed creatures. I've decided to add two that Misty particularly wanted to meet. The first doesn't seem particularly nice but the second seems peaceful enough

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Horssey 8 years ago

Hello! Stormy was a filly! The only colt Misty had was Phantom Wings. And I kinda doubt that Misty wanted to meet a stuffed wolf, OR a dead man!

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barranca 8 years ago Author

Thank your for correcting my ignorance. I edited the text to make Stormy a filly! Gee, that was easy.

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DonnaCSmith 8 years ago from Central North Carolina

So, are the stuffed horses at a museum? Kinda creepy. I undertand Roy Roger's Trigger is stuffed and in a museum, too. I loved your photos of the roundup and the island. I am more familiar with the wild Banker Ponies in NC. But they all have an interesting heritage.

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barranca 8 years ago Author

Yes, they are in a little museum in the town. It has various memorabilia as well as misty and stormy. Every year they throw a birthday party for the descendants of Misty.

Crayon 8 years ago

So Misty's real? I loved the Marguerite Henry books about her and her fillys/colt. I hope that one day I'll be able to visit her and Chincoteague.

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barranca 8 years ago Author

Yes, the story is based on a real horse & her filly. It is a fun trip to the island particuarly when they do the famous pony swim from the island to the mainland. Hundreds of people come out to watch both from shore and from boats.

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donotfear 8 years ago from The Boondocks

I, too, have been to the island and experienced the majic. Please read my hub The Legend of the Chincoteague Pony.

armyiah 7 years ago

she is preaty but that is sad that she died but she will always be reamembered by all people she was 1500!!!!!!!!!!!!

armyiah 7 years ago

she mad real history MISTY U ARE CELEBRATED 1 EVERY YEAR

alexis 7 years ago

it will make me sad when i go to the bebee ranch to see the stuffed misty but at least she lived a good life

alexis 7 years ago

misty was born during the pony penning day then paul bebee saved misty from drowning and paul and his sister paid 100 dollars to buy the phantom them after 5 months he let the phantom go its jst so sad then misty followed them home and i wathched the movie so i now this stuff

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Haley 6 years ago

Oh my goodness! I love the misty books! when i found out that they were real horses, i liked them even more!

can't wait to watch the movie!

phoenix 6 years ago

100 bucks for the horse? If I was alive back then I would have bought phantom and her foal for the kids!

ggbgbg 6 years ago

misty is cute and im a 4th grader and my class is reading about misty of chincoteague in the first part it is sad but you know what misty if you were still alive today i would tell you how cute you are!!!!!!! im just posting dis commit beacause i want yall to know how i feel. and if you havent read misty of chincoteague what we read so far its great!!! rest in peace misty i bet that everyone who nowed you are so lucky i know you and you are so cute i wish that i was your owner cause i would take good care of you like paul and margreat got to go i hope you enjoyed your self living and i cant beliave they sold you omg!!!! i realy got to go love you as you know it cant whate what happends in the story next by cuty!!!!

hippyprincess 5 years ago

wish they could have done a wax figure for misty and stormy instead of stuffing them..misty doesnt look a bit like I imagined..I was hoping for a more spunky look. my daughter is doing a science fair project on assateauge ponies (she is in first grade) and she wonders if their are any preditors on the island besides humans and dieases.

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barranca 5 years ago Author

I don't think there are any predators of horses on the island.

Dumpster Baby 5 years ago

Misty, a wolf and Vladimir Lenin walk into a bar...

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barranca 5 years ago Author

Dumpster.....good prompt....maybe I will finish it someday. Thanks, B.

Emily 5 years ago

Googled "misty of chincoteage" because we are heading down for a family vacation. I am in stiches from this post and the captions with the photos! I went down each year to Chincoteague as a child and was horrified each year by the stuffed pony. "will someone open the blinds"! Thank you for a great laugh!

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barranca 5 years ago Author

Hi Emily, Thanks for the appreciative comment. I'm not sure many of my viewers catch the humor.

Emily 5 years ago

I love that humor, I am still laughing about it now! We are headed to Chincoteague on our first family vacation with our 4 year old son. I can't wait to see his expression when we take him to see the "stuffed pony" on display! He might be confused and refuse to sleep with his "stuffed animals" on his bed! Then you have the "wild ponies" that are only wild because someone is trying to catch them after a forced long swim across the water! HAHA! They are wild because they are running for their freedom! Thanks again for the laughs!

Kerin 5 years ago

Misty di not just have one colt. She has a tow or a few more. The one that is most known is Stormy. She had Stormy at the BeeBe Ranch.

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barranca 5 years ago Author

Hi Kerin, Thanks for adding to our knowledge about Misty.

judith 5 years ago

im in big walnut eleamtry and im reading misty and phantom

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barranca 5 years ago Author

Judith, I hope you enjoy the book. I teach at a girls' school that offers a riding program as one of our sports. There are many girls here that love horses. Thanks for commenting. Barranca.

Liz 4 years ago

I've read all 5 of the Masty books! They are great and in "Misty's Twilight" didn't it say that Sunshine was a descdend of Misty. (Her foal or something.) I can't wait untill this summer, I'm going to Chincoteague, do they still do pony penning day?

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barranca 4 years ago Author

Liz, They did still do pony penning about 4 years ago when I visited Chicoteague. It is a beautiful area. I'm sure you will have a great time! Thanks for commenting.

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equine 4 years ago from Hillsboro, MO

If you love mustangs, check out Wild Horse Wild Ride. It is all about mustangs and is coming to theaters very soon. http://www.wildhorsewildride.com

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barranca 4 years ago Author

equine, Thanks for sharing the link. Barranca.

Abigayle cooper 2 years ago

Hi im a 4 th grader in fla. I used to live in ky which is very close to va i didnt find out about misty of chincoteague until i came down here to flat but ive read 3 of the books and just finishing my 4 th one. I might get to visit the island on pony penning day if i make enough money dog walking and yard work. If i do get to come im going to buy a foal that has a map on her back just like misty and the phantom. I've done a lot of research about chincoteague and assateague so i hope i make enough money this summer to buy me a pony.


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