Maizie and Legend in 2016
Maizie and Legend in 2016 (Photo: Mattie Allen)

Weekend Read: The Adventures of a Pony Named Legend

Maizie and Legend in 2016

He was born to a herd of wild horses on an island off Virginia and found his way into the heart of a little girl on the dusty trails of the Southwest. Legend was a descendant of fabled swimming ponies: every year, cowboys lead them across a quarter-mile crossing between the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague, where 60 of them are put up for auction. In this episode of our Weekend Read series, we hear how Legend’s journey took him thousands of miles West, and eventually to a child that would return him to the sand and waves at the end of his days.

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