I just wanted to let you know, there's a group on facebook for the nokota horse conservancy, and I asked what ppl thought about what you said about the Kuntz's... A couple people said they know them directly and have known them for many years, and they did not make up anything about their horses. It is not proven directly that they are Sitting Bull descendants, but they deffinitely are Plains tribes horses with a lot of spanish influence. There's a lot of primitive markings, and I learned that the white sclera arounnd hotrse's eyes don't just occur in Appys and their descendants, but also Spanish horses. My horse has it. The Ki=untz also use all their money on their horses and barely get by for themselves. They would be far better off without them. Also there was a park ranger who realized the mistake of shooting these horses and I believe has since stopped it. I think if it were still going on there'd be a big dispute with the BLM, and you'd hear about it in the local news...
Originally Posted by walkwavy
You are wrong in a number of areas. The National Park shot 2 horses within the past couple of years.
"past was shoot the herd stallions and replace them with horses like thoroughbreds and clydesdales to 'improve' " That was an attempt that did not work - last only about 3 years and the stallions were removed - it is well document.
"it's a fact that these horses are of spanish descent and they are what Sitting Bulls horses are described to be" Actually it is not a fact and no proof.
Have someone do an "Ancestral DNA" on your Nokota. Several have had that done.
As an example of a Nokota Traditional 100% foundation from the Kuntz's herd: Primary breed – Eastern Warmblood, 2nd breed – Irish and 3rd Quarter horse.
We will end this discussion because you have their story and beleive it.
The horse is a great horse.
The NHC was started in 1999 but did not own a horse until 2004. All were owned by the Kuntzs and today most still are owned by them.
The story was sold very well, but again there are no facts to base the NHC/Kuntz's story. But do beleive the story - they need the money as they have not had a job for many years - -except collecting $$ from people that beleive their story.