Medora businesses, statewide tourism could suffer without wild horses


January 22, 2024

Horses Dreamer (left) and her mother Bee of stallion Nicols' band of horses, taken near Peaceful Valley Ranch in December 2023. Photo provided by Christine Kman.

These equine influencers go by names like Grizz, Arrowhead, Flax, Little Bear. They're neither pets, nor livestock, and they roam wild in North Dakota's only national park.

That may change pending an anticipated 2024 management decision by Theodore Roosevelt National Park staff to remove the nearly 200 horses, or cull to a greatly reduced number.

The decision is being closely watched by many wh...

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