“…the 2013 Legislature sanctions the preservation of the park horses as a historically important living treasure…”
A North Dakotan who has been working for years to preserve what he says is the original blood line of horses from Theodore Roosevelt National Park says the upcoming wild horse sale is a bad accident waiting to happen.
The park will cull 105 horses from its herd next week and sell them Sept. 28 at Wishek Livestock, the first time it’s held a wild horse sale outside of western North Dakota.
Frank Kuntz, of rural Linton, who formed the Nokota Horse Conservancy to save horse genetics he says date to Sitting Bull’s horses and early ranch stock from Roosevelt’s time in the Badlands, said the Wishek location is dangerous because its outdoor pens are constructed of steel girders and other sharp metal hardware.
“There’s not an…
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