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Richmond singer releases song to bring awareness to wild horses in Corolla

Posted at 7:10 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 19:10:55-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond artist is aiming to protect the wild horses of the Outer Banks one note at a time.

Janet Martin just released a song about the Spanish Mustangs in Corolla, North Carolina.

The song is called Castaño which is Spanish for the "chestnut."

Martin teamed up with The Corolla Wild Horse Fund for the project to offer supporters a musical storytelling of the horses' arrival to the Outer Banks.

"They're amazing, but the fact they have endured this long is even more amazing," said Martin.

Martin says the song came to life back in February while she was visiting Corolla with a friend. After a walk along the beach, she says she went back to her cottage, picked up her guitar, and the song wrote itself.

"I hope we can keep the horses going and keep them strong and get more support for them," said Martin. "I just wanted to bring the awareness to people, because I think many people don't know about these horses."

Supporters can download the song along with the music video and lyrics for $5 on the Corolla Wild Horse Fund's website.