Another Update from November in December

Lori sent me this report and a few photos from her trip to the Dryhead on November 14th.  I thought even though it is December that we would all still like to see these great photos and hear her report!  Thank you Lori!

I also included some photos that Lori sent me of Kaibab, Liesl and Exhilaration in the snow taken yesterday!  Enjoy!

I received a package in the mail last week.  In the package were copies of records of the Pryor Horses, dating back to 1993.  Some were in Reverend Schwieger’s handwriting.  Thank you Ross for sharing this wonderful information with me.   It is priceless.  I will share more about this in a post soon.


A look at the snowy Pryors, December 10, 2012
A look at the snowy Pryors, December 10, 2012

On November 14th I decided to go out to the Dry Head and see if I could find any horses. I never know what to expect when I go out there, and since that day after finding Merlin, I realized that the four bachelors I saw on this day were in the same place that I spotted Merlin.

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It is about halfway through the range and it is near that tree where I have been spotting horses. I am planning on hiking up over that ridge to see what it looks like on the other side.

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Possibly on this day that I saw Hawk, Issaquah, Chief Joseph and Jemez, Merlin may have been right over on the other side of this ridge. Now I have another mission.
I spent some time watching the bachelors before the wind picked up and I decided to move on. I never saw anyone else as I drove through the rest of the range.

On my way out I did see the Greeters again and decided to take some photos since they were close enough to the road. It was really cold and the wind was picking up. Many of my photos were blurry (I did not bring my tripod) so I only ended up with a few good photos.

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I always enjoy seeing the Greeters of the Dry Head and have learned to stop and see them because we never know what tomorrow will bring.


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Logo designed by Amber Bushnell
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18 thoughts on “Another Update from November in December

    • Thanks Sandy! I am happy to be able to share these pictures and reports. In time, and with practice my writing will only get better!
      I am also very interested in the records that Ross sent you! What a treasure!!

  • Good to see the “weather” happening and be more aware of the extremes the Pryor wild horses endure.Thanks, Lori. Sandy, the blog snowflakes are a great special effect. What a precious treasure trove your package will be!!

  • I wonder too if Merlin was hiding just out of sight so he could be mysterious a little bit longer. The greeters all look good and I love the snow pictures of Liesl, Kaibab, and Exhileration! And how they’re completely unphased by all the snow! Thanks Lori! And I look forward to hearing more about the records you have now Sandy, I love the histories too 🙂

    • Thanks Sarah. One thing that caught my eye right away (I am just starting to go through all the information) was that in the 1995 list there was a solid grullo colt (born in 94) whose name was Kiowa! He was a mountain horse. (not Dryhead). He is listed under Sykes.

      • That is interesting Sandy! I know there are many other names that were used in years past, before they started the alphabetical system in 2000.
        I look forward to that post!

      • aww I wonder if he is somehow distantly related to your Kiowa 🙂 I bet it will be very interesting and fun to trace the bloodlines as they go back. Especially the ones of your favorites and the ones you have at home!

  • OMG! I LOVE the snow pics of the “3 Musketeers” at the Center! 🙂 Well, you know me and snow…
    Had lunch with Joy today and was just telling her how badly I want to come out there and hug Liesl’s neck. It is such a thrill to see those two looking so good and knowing they are enjoying their new life.

    Thanks for sharing your view of the Range and it’s critters. It’s a wonderful place.

  • You are welcome Linda, and I am so happy to be able to share.
    Can’t wait until you can come out here and hug Liesl’s neck in person. I will have my camera ready for that!!!
    Between Diane, Aubry and myself, Liesl , Kaibab and Exhilaration are getting excellent care and lots of Love!

  • So glad to see that snow has finally arrived. The Range needs moisture and snowpack! The watering “holes” were shrinking as early as June last year.

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