SHIMMINS'  NOKOTAS 


 

Smoke Signal

( Nokota herd stallion)

Dakota

(Nokota herd stallion)
 
     Nokota horses look very much like the northern Plains Indian horse of the late nineteenth century.  They once ran wild in the Little Missouri Badlands, located in southwestern North Dakota.  In the late 1940's, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park was developed.  A few bands of wild horses were inadvertently enclosed within the park's boundary fence.  By 1960, they were the last surviving wild horses in North Dakota.  It is believed that Sitting Bull's horses  contributed to these wild bands, since his confiscated ponies had been purchased by the Marquis de Mores, founder of the town of Medora, where the park headquarters are located.  Between 1950-1970, the National Park Service attempted to remove all of the horses from the park. There were several large round-ups and public auctions.
     In 1993, the state of North Dakota designated the Nokota as the "honorary state equine".  However, the  National Park Service has declined to reinstate them into the park.
     Nokotas have two dominant coat colors. They are frame overo and roan.  Both of these colors are associated with Spanish and Indian breeding.  Other common colors are black, gray, red roan, and sabino.  Nokota horses have extremely strong legs and feet.  They are hardy and agile.  Nokotas have good minds and dispositions. 
Look below to view our breeding stock of Nokota horses on our farm near Roseville,  IL.  


Smoke Signal
( Nokota stallion)

Smoke Signal with dam.  Sired by Papa Smoke.

 

 

Blue Hawk (blue roan brood mare)
 
Spotted Eagle ( black and white overo brood mare)

 
 

Tee Pee (roan brood mare)

Lightfoot (black brood mare) Sire is Dakota.



Vicki (spotted brood mare)




Rain Dancer
(blue roan brood mare)

 Click here to view our Nokotas for sale.
For more information, call 309-426-2641 or E-mail us at jshimmin@united.k12.il.us
 (E-mail during the school year only).


Additional information can be accessed by using this web site:  www.nokotahorse.org