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Blind horse that was “king” of the Outer Banks has died

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund reports that Amadeo passed away on Friday.
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund reports that Amadeo passed away on Friday.(Corolla Wild Horse Fund (custom credit) | Corolla Wild Horse Fund)
Published: Mar. 9, 2020 at 2:41 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - GRADY, N.C. (AP) - A blind wild horse that had roamed the Outer Banks has died.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund reports that Amadeo passed away on Friday. The horse was once considered a king of the undeveloped beaches north of Corolla.

Before he lost his sight, the stallion fought for his harem of mares. He already was blind in one eye when a stallion damaged his other eye.

“Amadeo was one of the kindest, smartest, toughest horses any of us ever knew,” Corolla Wild Horse Fund posted on Facebook. “He loved children and was endlessly gentle and patient with them, and despite his blindness he trusted those of us who cared for him implicitly. Being a part of his life was an honor that we will always cherish.”

Amadeo retired to a farm in Grandy for aging wild horses and became visitor favorite. In recent weeks, Amadeo became increasingly stiff and unable to move freely.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund said he couldn’t get up after a fall and died quickly and peacefully.

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Posted by Corolla Wild Horse Fund on Sunday, March 8, 2020

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