If you have found this page you probably have a good hunch about what a nokota horse is, if not I recommend you to visit The Nokota® Horse Conservancy and read all about the Nokota horse history and the work to save and promote the breed.
The Kuntz Nokota horse ranch is where it all started.
You must also visit the blog of The Zeigler Family and their nokota horses in North Dakota and in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.
The traditional nokota horses in our family are:
Bluebell Star, the lead mare in our small band. She was born 2008 at Leo Kuntz ranch in Linton, North Dakota. She is a dark blue roan by Sharpie and out of Black Spotted Socks. She is so fine and gentle but also alert and full of energy. She keeps the other horses in good shape by daily bucking and racing competitions around the field, just for fun. She is very straight forward and easy to communicate with, and she is very curious about new things.
Windflower Dancer, our dark red roan, was born 2010 also at Leo Kuntz ranch, by Blue Wolf and out of Keen Dancer. Her winter coat is thick and soft, sparkling with dark red mixed with white underneath and some bluegrey. Her face is sweet with a white stripe and big brown eyes. She is a tough girl full of confidence, but she gives Bluebell full support. She is also very easy to be around and she likes attention and cuddling, which she gets by pretending to be shy. Alexandra has come a long way with her in all aspects of horsemanship.
Wild Prairie Rose was born 2011 and also by Sharpie, but out of the famous Lucky Dust, an extremely wild nokota that was saved from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2003 along with her father Wanblee, a beautiful blue overo. Both were probably the last true nokotas that was saved from the park. Wanblee´s father was the little black traditional nokota called Midnight that escaped the 1986 roundup by charging against the helicopter. No wonder our little Wild Prairie Rose is so confident and brave despite her young age. During the quarantine time Seth even talked her into a small tent during a windstorm. Wild Prairie Rose is a light blue roan with some silver in her tail and mane, mixed with a few red hairs. We wish to thank Frank a lot for the opportunity to provide for her future here in Sweden.
In this blog you will also find a more detailed tale about how we got involved in this breed of horses starting with the post: Why Nokota horses
You will also find out about the history of the horse starting with this post: Nokota horse history