BENEFITING: NOKOTA HORSE CONSERVANCY INC
If we raise our goal for the Nokota Horse Conservancy, we will donate our hair to Locks of Love!My dad Frank has spent his life caring for a dream! He is my hero and i plan to do anything to help.So my sisters and I will donate close to 40 inches of hair to Locks of Love if we can reach our goal for the Nokota Horse Conservancy. Less than 1,000 Nokotas left, the horse quite literally represents the living history of the Dakotas and remain distinctly different in both mind and body from domestic breeds. For nearly 80 years they ranged free in the badlands. Their lineage have been traced through the Marquis de Mores back to the horses taken from Sitting Bull and the other band chiefs when they surrendered at Fort Buford in 1881. When Theodore Roosevelt Park was established, park rangers decided to remove the horses and replace them with domestic animals. That is when two wonderful men intervened and purchased the original wild horses to protect them from slaughter.In 1993 the non-profit Nokota Horse Conservancy was formed to protect and preserve the horses and they were also named the honorary equine of the State of North Dakota. Unfortunately times are tough and the two men fighting for these horses are now fighting against cancer. They alone are single-handedly taking care of over six hundred horses. $100,000 will get them through the winter.