Although there has been much angst over the last few months about the possible removal of wild horses from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, they have little historical significance.
The original wild horses of TRNP, thought to be descendants of Sitting Bull’s ponies, were removed by the Park Service over 20 years ago.
The herd you see today is only an exhibit.
Some of the horses were rescued by Frank and Leo Kuntz. They called them Nokotas.
Their story was told in the 2011 film “Nokota Heart.”
Now, Frank, suffering from cancer as a result of serving in Vietnam, wonders who will care for his herd when he is gone.
One of the biggest problems is paying for hay, according to a story by INFORUM.
A GoFundMe has been started to help with expenses.
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