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        07-18-2012, 04:14 PM
    Green Broke

    She is a Nokota horse. She is only 3 and I know will take about another year to fully mature, but I'd like to see what you guys think of her so far. I don't have the best conformation pics of her yet though, sorry. Also I know in a couple pics she looks a bit splay toed in the front, but I believe that was just from the way she was standing.
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        07-18-2012, 04:24 PM
    I'm no expert, but do her hooves look a little oddly shaped? I've never seen a Nokota before, so just wondering if that's normal.
        07-18-2012, 04:37 PM
    Green Broke
    Yeah sorry, I forgot to mention that her feet grow out fast. There's constantly small chunks being chipped off. The farrier is out every few months too. But her feet constantly getting chipped doesn't seem to bother her much
        07-18-2012, 04:39 PM
    Not familiar with a nakota. Any history on them? Love the coloration and the braid job on her mane.
        07-18-2012, 04:47 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Dead Rabbit    
    not familiar with a nakota. Any history on them? Love the coloration and the braid job on her mane.
    Aha thank you :) It took me 40 minutes to do her mane like that lol.
    And they are from the Theodore Roosevelt National park. They are of spanish blood, and a lot of people believe they are the descendants of chief Sitting Bull's herd. They were nearly gone until the Kuntz brothers bought I believe over 200 of them from the park, and they have based their lives on preserving these horses, and have got people to join in with them. They are super smart, hardy animals that are just as versatile as a quarter horse. In fact, some ranchers used to use these horses and others of spanish descent for ranch work, and from what I know these ranches helped form the early quarter horses
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        07-18-2012, 05:04 PM
    Why not grab a rasp to keep them filed down yourself? Our farrier comes out every 6 weeks during spring/summer because we have many fast growing feet. But between, especially on our TB's I just file down chips so they don't turn into big cracks.

    I think she's very cute, like her face and she looks like a strong little thing. Never heard of a Nakota horse either. Cool!
        07-18-2012, 05:07 PM
    Cool thanks for the info. I enjoy the history behind the different breeds of horses. She looks like she'd be "hardy"
        07-18-2012, 05:12 PM
    Green Broke
    Thank you everyone :)
    And yea, I never thought to get a rasp.. Shall do if I can. But also I can only see her once every couple weeks, so I'll have to write it down so I remember.
    And yeah, they're supposed to be hardy, which is one thing I really love about her. Also, on her papers it says she's over 80% foundation, which is good.
        07-18-2012, 06:00 PM
    Pretty girl.

    I also find something odd about her feet. She seems to have no heel. Also, has she ever foundered? I think she might be slightly sickle hocked and/or cow hocked.She also seems to toe out, in all four feet. She looks to have a decent shoulder and neck and a pleasant head. What do you do with her?


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