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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: National Park Cross Nokota (NPC Nokota)   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
National Park Cross Nokota Bright Golden Corn Roan Coat (left view)
Bright Golden Corn Roan Coat (left view)
National Park Cross Nokota Sooty Liver Strawberry Roan Tobiano Coat (normal view)
Sooty Liver Strawberry Roan Tobiano Coat (normal view)

National Park Cross Nokota Red Corn Roan Coat (front view)
Red Corn Roan Coat (front view)
National Park Cross Nokota Bright Strawberry Corn Roan Coat (right view)
Bright Strawberry Corn Roan Coat (right view)

The National Park Cross Nokota ('NPC Nokota') is an American breed.

About the 'Nokota' part:
The Nokota is a feral American horse breed that descends from Spanish horses which were owned by Native American tribes. During the 10th century, those horses went extinct across the US save for a single group of them who roamed in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

In the 1980s, the park's management decided to 'improve' the herd's appearance by introducing Quarter stallions to the park. As part of their initiative, they captured many of the Nokota horses, including all of the stallions, and auctioned them (see 'Nokota' for more info.)

Many of the auctioned horses were bought by the brothers Leo and Frank Kuntz. Starting from 1990, in order to protect the Nokota from extinction, the brothers set up a breeding program on their farm for their purebred Nokota horses, where the horses lived in semi-feral conditions. Thanks to their efforts, the Nokota was saved from extinction.

About the 'National Park Cross' :
In addition to breeding purebred Nokotas and ensuring the survival of the Nokota breed, the Kuntz brothers also experimented with crossing their stock of Quarter and Paint horses with Nokota horses. The offspring, called 'National Park Crosses' (or 'NPC'), were often crossed with purebred Nokotas, resulting in foals who could carry up to 95% pure Nokota blood.

Breeding:
Real NPC Nokotas are traced to the Nokota stock of the Kuntz brothers and to the Quarter/Paint/Grade horses used by the brothers. Those horses have at least 50% foundation Nokota blood.

In Horse Isle, you can create NPC Nokotas by crossing Nokota horses with American Quarter or American Paint horses. Note that NPC Nokotas are not gaited, and so it is recommended to use non-gaited Nokotas as breeding stock for NPC Nokotas.

Furthermore, because NPC Nokotas must have at least 50% Nokota "foundation" blood, then in Horse Isle NPC Nokotas are not allowed to be crossed with any other breeds save for Nokotas or NPC Nokotas.

Conformation:
There is no official conformation standard for NPC Nokotas, but in Horse Isle they combine the squarish frame of the Nokota with the roundish and muscular traits of the Quarter and Paint breeds. This is especially noticeable in their hindquarters, that sport a sloping croup but also bulkier muscles compared to the Nokota's smooth hind muscles.

The mane is anywhere from short to long in length, and the tail grows long. The legs are either clear from feathering or have light feathering.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered NPC Nokotas in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 15.1-17.1, 16.1 (0.4), 0.08.
Sprint: 53-69, 61 (3), 0.63.

Accel: 0.96-1.14, 1.05 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.90-1.06, 0.97 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.99-5.32, 5.19 (0.07), 0.01.
Pull: 1.91-2.82, 2.41 (0.19), 0.04.

Turning: 55.37-69.52, 61.80 (3.09), 0.61.
Reverse: 2.8-3.4, 3.1 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 48.53-55.10, 51.75 (1.34), 0.26.
Reaction: 0.67-0.77, 0.73 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors & patterns: all colors and patterns except for dominant-black, leopard, and manchado.

Height: 14hh to 16.3hh.
National Park Cross Nokota Raven Black Coat
Raven Black Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Mealy Blue Roan Coat
Mealy Blue Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Sooty Chocolate Purple Roan Coat
Sooty Chocolate Purple Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Mealy Linebacked Red Wild Bay Roan Coat
Mealy Linebacked Red Wild Bay Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Red Corn Roan Coat
Red Corn Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Black Chestnut Coat
Black Chestnut Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Linebacked Red Sorrel Roan Coat
Linebacked Red Sorrel Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Flaxen Red Sorrel Coat
Flaxen Red Sorrel Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Bright Strawberry Corn Roan Coat
Bright Strawberry Corn Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Smoky Black Coat
Smoky Black Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Linebacked Brown Buckskin Corn Roan Coat
Linebacked Brown Buckskin Corn Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Sooty Buttermilk Buckskin Roan Coat
Sooty Buttermilk Buckskin Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Bright Golden Roan Coat
Bright Golden Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Bright Golden Corn Roan Coat
Bright Golden Corn Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Dun Corn Roan Coat
Dun Corn Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Mealy Dun Roan Coat
Mealy Dun Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Flaxen Apricot Dun Roan Coat
Flaxen Apricot Dun Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Sooty Seal Brown Silver Coat
Sooty Seal Brown Silver Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Linebacked Pale Yellow Silver Coat
Linebacked Pale Yellow Silver Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Golden Champagne Roan Coat
Golden Champagne Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Amber Cream Pearl Silver Corn Roan Coat
Amber Cream Pearl Silver Corn Roan Coat
National Park Cross Nokota White Coat
White Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Sooty Dun Sabino Coat
Sooty Dun Sabino Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Chocolate Purple Roan Sabino Coat
Chocolate Purple Roan Sabino Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Linebacked Buckskin Roan Tobiano Coat
Linebacked Buckskin Roan Tobiano Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Buckskin Tobiano Coat
Buckskin Tobiano Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Bright Strawberry Roan Tovero Coat
Bright Strawberry Roan Tovero Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Sooty Ebony Black Pinto Coat
Sooty Ebony Black Pinto Coat
National Park Cross Nokota Dark Purple Roan Pinto Coat
Dark Purple Roan Pinto Coat


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