The Assateague Ponies by Ronald D. Keiper

My Assateague Pony book arrived today.

That puts me in Happy Camper mode. I had ordered a copy of The Assateague Ponies by Ronald R. Keiper because a person “in the know” suggested it would help me understand the unique identification system used at Assateague Island National Seashore to identify the wild horses.

The book has much more information than just about the ID system in use at the National Park. I am still in “learning mode” concerning the Wild Horses of Assateague Island and believe that learning more about these beautiful animals will help improve my photographs of them.

I will provide a short “review” of the text after I finish reading it…

…meanwhile, browse Pony Photographs at

Mieke’s Noe’lani Portrait on a Button

Just for Fun – the Princess on a Button.

This photograph of Mieke’s Noe’lani, The Princess, is as cute as a button. It is available on a button that you can wear anywhere to show your love of the Wild Horses of Assateague Island.

You can see that custom buttons have more uses that just election year. You can express just about anything you can think of. We like the Assateague Island Horses on our buttons.  Start creating some flair today with your very own “Princess” Button!

  • Available in 5 sizes from 1.25″ to 6″ diameter
  • Covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar
  • Square buttons available too
  • Made in U.S.A.

Delegate’s Pride (N6ELS-H) on Assateague Island

Delegate’s Pride AKA “Chip” near the campground.

Delegate's Pride - Chip

Delegate’s Pride, N6ELS-H, a Bay Stallion was born in May, 2009 and began life as a “redhead” (actually a reddish bay color) as a foal. His adult coat is a dark bay like his lineage might indicate – from his sire, Sham. The Assateague Island Alliance website info states his usually location is on and around Tingles Island for much of the year and in the developed area – campgrounds – in summer.

This photograph of Delegate”s Pride finds him in March, grazing along a fence, in the Campground area. He was photographed in proximity to his “band” of Mieke’s Neo’lani and Susi Sole.

Delegate’s Pride wall art, prints, decor, mugs and more are available HERE.

Mieke’s Noe’lani Portrait (N2BHS-AIO)

Portrait photograph of Mieke’s Noe’lani.

Portrait of Mieke's Noe'lani filly.

Affectionately known as the “Princess” this sorrel filly with a tiny star on her forehead is Mieke’s Noe’lani, N2BHS-AIO. She was born in 2016 and her name means “Mieke’s beautiful girl from heaven.”

Photographed as she was facing directly into the camera, this Assateague Wild Horse was seen grazing in the developed campground area of Assateague Island National Seashore. Her dam was N2BHS-AI Chama Wingapo who, very sadly, died in the Fall of 2017 from eating dog food.

Mieke’s Noe’lani is often seen with Susi Sole and Delegate’s Pride, AKA Chip. She was grazing with them when this photograph was taken.

Delegate’s Pride wall art, prints, decor, mugs and more are available HERE.