NOTE: Please go to my new post on available dates for the Summer of 2014! Click TRIPS to go there.
After spending a few years camping in the Pryors, and watching how others interact with the horses, I have decided to start my own Tour Company. This will be a tour like at the time, no one is offering. I know all the horses, know how to respect them, know the boundaries and the respect that they deserve and have experience camping on the mountain.
I recently acquired all necessary permits to be able to offer these tours in the Pryor Mountains. My intent is to make each and every tour personalized and custom to everyone that wants to join me. That will include camping if desired.
Wild in the Pryors is permitted by the Bureau of Land Management to conduct small group tours within the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range from January to December. Wild in the Pryors is one of a handful of businesses that have the federal permits necessary to guide clients onto this federal property.
Sandy is also licensed to give tours within the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
With each tour you will receive several sheets to study before we begin. Included will be a list of horse and camping etiquette. I will also include my current horse list so you can go home and identify all the horses you will see. Each tour will be small and intimate. This is to benefit not only those that come on the tours, but to also keep the disruption of the horses at a minimum.
So whether you want a photography adventure or simply just spend the day with the horses and someone who knows each ones personally, give Sandy a call or email and she can discuss your expectations and work out a personal tour of the Pryor Horses just for you. It will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Sandy is CPR and First Aid trained.
For more information or to book your tour you can email or call her.
NOTE: Update as of May 22, 2013. Camping Trips are FULL.
DAY TRIPS : Room for two people on August 24, 25 and 26th.
Now taking reservations for 2014.
Camping trips are for a 3 day/2 nights or 4 day/3 nights. All food is included. If arriving by airplane, camping gear can be provided with advanced arrangements.
Day trips include lunch.
Contact Sandy for more information.
Wild in the Pryor Rules For Your Tour
What to expect and a few rules:
1. Listen to your guide at all times. Do not attempt to go off on your own without checking with your guide. At times your guide may say something fast and stern. This is because of the situation and the need for you to move fast or stop what you are doing. Please respect the directions and don’t take the harshness of her tone personally. This is only for your protection, and the horses well-being. Your guide has your welfare and the horses welfare in her best interest and there may be situations where in order to protect you or the horses she will speak in a stern tone. Your guide has had years of experience with her horses and also with these, so please respect her knowledge and experience.
2. Talk in a quiet and soft voice. If told to be quiet, please do it.
3. Stay with the group and your guide.
4. Do not try to touch the horses.
5. Do not go closer than 50- 100 feet. There may be times when this is not possible, but for the most part, give the horses their needed space.
6. Do not feed the horses.
7. Do not liter. That includes any paper used when going to the bathroom. (Plastic bags will be provided for that, please use them).
8. Do not take food into your tent. This is for your protection. Bears will be attracted to the food.
9. Do not wear or bring: perfume or highly scented creams, deodorant or other. This is also for your protection. Bears are attracted to these things.
It should be noted that being with these horses should not be taken lightly. It is not a good idea to startle a wild horse that you find too close to you, but you do need to stand your ground and you better understand Wild horse behavior. If you startle by too much force and energy if a horse is too close, it can spin and kick out as it retreats, ( they will find their mark). And older horses which suddenly turn in your direction need to be sent away before they complete the thought of coming too close. It is not a good Idea for anyone to mingle with these horses especially during foaling and breeding season, without a guide or previous wild horse understanding and always have a partner to watch your back. But please understand that the wrong signals can actually make the situation even more dangerous. You don’t want to create an aggressive horse by retreating when they approach you. It becomes a game to them but is very serious to people. Stand your ground, Stand Tall, face directly at them and if necessary wave them off. If you haven’t trained Wild Horses. It may be a good idea to Not allow yourself in this situation. PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR GUIDE. (thank you Maggie from the Oregon Wild ones for this great wording!!)