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A piece of North Dakota on the Hoffman Farm

By Kelsie Hoitomt

DOWNING — The Jerry and Cheryl Hoffman farm recently expanded its four-legged family after they went to North Dakota the last weekend in September to purchase a weanling colt that was born at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The weanling, who hasn’t been named by the family yet, was one of 103 horses that came from the park and was up for sale.

This sale is organized through the North Dakota Badlands Horse Registry, which was established to register, promote and preserve the wild feral horses of the national park.

The Hoffmans’ have been riding the trails at the national park for around ten years now and they simply wished to have their own piece of the park at home with them.

So Cheryl searched online at the sale site and found this little guy so they made the trip, found him and immediately bought him.

They plan to turn the little guy into a riding horse and then in a few years, they plan to take him back out to the park where he was born and ride him along the 20 some miles of trails.