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One Man Shares Concerns About Wishek Horse Auction

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Over 100 wild horses from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park will be sold at a public auction tomorrow in Wishek.

One man voices his concerns about the safety of the livestock facility in this one horse town.

Frank Kuntz is passionate about his Nokota horses...

"They're a very unique breed of horses. I mean they can be traced back to the descendents of Sitting Bull's war and buffalo horses and the turn of the century ranch horses, Northern plains Native people's horse," says Frank Kuntz, Nokota Horse Owner, Linton.

To say he has horse sense would be an understatement.

Kuntz is concerned about the safety of the Wishek sales barn.

The facility is made up of steel guard rails which he says are unsafe for these wild horses to be kept in.

"There's sharp corners, sharp edges everywhere. And these horses aren't used to being penned. They're not used to being handled this way. They've kind of mismanaged them, I mean A. I find it hard to believe they would have picked that facility to start with. They didn't seem concerned about fixing it until a few days ago," says Kuntz.

(Nat: "This is not dangerous to any animal.")

Clyde Meidinger, coordinator of the horse sale, at Wishek Livestock, says they've sanded the alleyways and put rubber guard rails up along all of the corners to protect the horses.

He says the safety of the horses is their number one priority.

"We're going to sell these horses in pairs. I feel a worried horse's best friend is another horse. So we're going to bring the horses in the ring two at a time with a saddle horse, two saddle horses with them at all times so there will be four horses in the ring. And that's just to keep the horses from the park comfortable and more relaxed," says Clyde R. Meidinger, Coordinator of Horse Sales, Wishek Livestock.

One thing these two men do agree on is that safety is never horseplay, especially when dealing with wild horses.

The auction begins Saturday at 11am.

For more information you can check out their website at www.wisheklivestock.com.

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