Nokota Horse

North Dakota State Honorary Equine

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Nokota horse stallion

Nokota horse stallion epitomizing the conformation and characteristics of North Dakota's Honorary Equine; photo by Shelly Hauge, provided courtesy of the Nokota Horse Conservancy (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Nokota Horse

North Dakota designated the Nokota horse as the state honorary equine in 1993. Today’s Nokota horses are the descendants of generations of wild horses that lived in the rugged Little Missouri badlands in western North Dakota.

Many states have adopted equine symbols; Vermont and Massachusetts: morgan horse; Alabama: racking horse; Idaho: Apaloosa horse; Kentucky and Maryland: thoroughbred horse; Tennessee: Tennessee walking horse; North Dakota: Nokota horse; Missouri: fox trotting horse, North Carolina: colonial Spanish mustang; Florida: Florida cracker horse; New Jersey: "the horse;" South Carolina: marsh tacky; Texas: American quarter horse; and Missouri: Missouri mule. Horse symbols have been proposed by Oregon (Kiger mustang), and Arizona (colonial Spanish horse), but have not yet been adopted.

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Images

Nokota horse stallion; photo by Shelly Hauge, provided courtesy of the Nokota Horse Conservancy (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Nokota horse stallion

A stallion representing the conformation and characteristics of the pure Nokota horse; photo by Shawn Hamilton of CLiX Photography, provided courtesy of the Nokota Horse Conservancy (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Nokota horse

Videos

Tribute To Nokota - Our first visit to Kuntz Ranch