Pryor Mountain Wild Horses Up For Adoption Through The BLM

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Below is a list of the horses that were removed from the range and will be available through an Internet Adoption, which has now started and will end two weeks from today.  Please click on BLM for details on how to fill out an application and adopt, once you get approved for a home, you will be assigned a bid number. All horses must be picked up at Britton Springs, just outside of Lovell, Wyoming.

I was on the mountain during all of the removal of the mountain top horses.  Below are the ones that they have removed to date, in the order that they were removed.

And as I continue to write this post and look for photos to add, I realize that there is not one horse that I won’t miss horribly.  Perhaps that is why it has taken me a week to finally work on it.  It was easier not to think about it.  But, now that the internet adoption has started, I wanted to get it done and give everyone a chance to read and see some photos of the special horses that are up for adoption.

So here they are:

  1.  Mesa.   Mesa is the 2012 daughter of Sapo and Bolder.   She is a very sweet and beautiful dun girl.  While the rest of Bolder’s band seem to be getting out of hand with 3 stallions in the band, Miss Mesa seems to remain quiet, but always watching.  She loved to come with her band to my campsite, and she would often stay for a long while.  She seems to be very tolerant of people.  Her color and build is amazing.
  2. Mesa, August 2015
    Mesa, August 2015
    Mesa, June 2013
    Mesa, June 2013
    Mesa, June 2015
    Mesa, June 2015
    Mesa, August 2015
    Mesa, August 2015

    2.  Olivia.  Olivia is the 2014 daughter of Halcyon and Blue Moon.  Olivia is grulla roan and a real beauty.  From just a few days after her birth, she has shown her personality.  Sweet, self-confident and a bit independent, this little filly should make someone a great horse.

Halcyon and Olivia
Halcyon and Olivia
Olivia playing with Cloud's son Pride, her mother Halcyon in the background. June 2015
Olivia playing with Cloud’s son Pride, her mother Halcyon in the background. June 2015
Olivia with her mom, Halycyon, June 2015
Olivia with her mom, Halycyon, June 2015

3.  Nahwa.  Nahwa is the 2013 son of Baja and Washakie.  Nahwa, a dun, is a little small for his age, he was born in September of 2013.  But he makes up for his small size with a big personality.  Already a bachelor, he holds his own with the other bachelors.  This summer I did see him go back to his band for a short visit, often play sparring with his father.  This color is one of my favorites on the mountain, he is almost an exact smaller version of Baja.  Someone is going to have a real gem with this young colt.

Nawah, July 3, 2014
Nahwa, July 3, 2014
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Nahwa and Washakie, July 2014. Photo by Laura C.
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Nahwa, July 2015. Photo by Anh N. Thank you Anh!

4.  Meriweather.  Meriweather is the 2012 daughter of Madonna and Duke.  She has been with Garay’s band for a while now.  She is quiet, but a very attentive and caring little filly.  I know her band will miss her ever watchful eye on the young ones of the band.

Meriweather, Madonna, Maverick and July. July 7, 2012
Meriweather, Madonna, Maverick and July. July 7, 2012
Meriweather ( on far right) with her band, August, 2015
Meriweather ( on far right) with her band, August, 2015
Maddona and Meriweather, September 2013
Maddona and Meriweather, September 2013
Meriweather, August 2013
Meriweather, August 2013
Meriweather stands with Jacinta shortly after the birth of her colt, Patriot. July 4, 2015
Meriweather stands with Jacinta shortly after the birth of her colt, Patriot. July 4, 2015

5.  Ojai.  Ojai is the 2014 daughter of Baja and Washakie.  Another beautiful dun, like her full brother Nahwa, she is a classic example of what a primitive dun marked horse should look like.  She is a sweet filly, very devoted to her mother Washakie.

Washakie and Ojai August 10, 2014
Washakie and Ojai August 10, 2014
Ojai, July, 2015
Ojai, July, 2015
Ojai, July 2015
Ojai, July 2015

6.  Odakota.  Odakota is the 2014 son of Graciana and Duke.  I saw him the day after he was born and he quickly became a favorite of mine.  Over the winter he bloomed into a stunning young horse.

Odakota with his band (mom Graciana is on the right next to him), June 2015
Odakota with his band (mom Graciana is on the right next to him), June 2015
Odakota and Graciana
Odakota and Graciana, June 2014
Odakota, June 2015
Odakota, June 2015

7.  Nye.  Nye is the 2013 daughter of Jackson and Galena.  I discovered Nye shortly after she was born in April, 2014 and have followed her closely.  It seems when you find and name a horse, you can’t help but get more attached to them.   She is a beautiful grulla, and very well put together.    If someone is looking for a strong, self-confident mare, she is the one for you.   I will miss her.

Galena and Nye. April 29, 2013
Galena and Nye. April 29, 2013
Nye and Niobrara, June 2013
Nye and Niobrara, June 2013
Nye, August 2013
Nye, August 2013
Nye, May 2015
Nye, May 2015
Nye, July 2015
Nye, July 2015

8.  McKeahnie.  McKeahnie is the 2012 son of Cappuccino and Gabrielle.   He is an amazing horse.  Not only a stunning dun color, but his personally matches his beauty.  His father is a powerhouse in the Pryor Herd, but in a caring way.  I look for McKeahnie to carry on with that same personality.   I’ll miss this guy,  the one thing that especially stands out in my mind with him, was the day he lost track of his family band.  It was May, 2014, and when he saw me and my UTV, he came running over and stayed grazing by us for over an hour.  Enjoying the company, feeling less alone.  I know he will find someone that will give him that special time that he deserves.

McKeahnie, May 19, 2012
McKeahnie, May 19, 2012
McKeahnie, February 2013
McKeahnie, February 2013
McKeahnie, May, 2014
McKeahnie, May, 2014
McKeahnie, July 2015
McKeahnie, July 2015
Odesey and McKeahnie, July, 2015
Odyssey and McKeahnie, July, 2015

9.  Maelstrom.  Maelstrom is the 2012 son of Firestorm and Jackson.  He is a stunning red roan and loved to run with the bachelors.

Maelstrom and Moorcroft, June 2012
Maelstrom and Moorcroft, June 2012
2-18-14, Malstrom and Jackson
2-18-14, Malstrom and Jackson
Maelstrom, February, 2014
Maelstrom, February, 2014
Mandan, London and Maelstrom, July, 2015
Mandan, London and Maelstrom,(on far right) July, 2015
Maelstrom with the boys, July 2015
Maelstrom with the boys, July 2015

10.  Orion.  Orion is the 2013 son of Corona and Waif.  I have only seen this colt a few times, but he is a stunning horse who has lived in the Dryhead/Sykes area of the range.

Orion, May, 2014
Orion, May, 2014

11.  Oregon.  Oregon is the 2013 daughter of Sacejawea.  She is another Dryhead horse that I have not seen very much.  This beautiful photo was taken by Laura C. in May, 2015.   Thank you Laura!

Oregon, May 2015. Photo by Laura C.
Oregon, May 2015. Photo by Laura C.

12.  Norte.  Norte is the 2013 son of Waif and Corona.  Full brother to Orion.  I discovered him several miles up Sykes Ridge Road in April 2013.

Norte, April 2013
Norte, April 2013
Norte and Orion, April, 2014
Norte and Orion, April, 2014

13.  Ohanzee.  Ohanzee is the son of Feldspar and Cloud.  He is a beautiful colt that would have lived with his family on the mountain top during the summer months.  But somehow this spring he was separated from his band when Cloud lost them, ending up living as a bachelor in the Dryhead.

Ohazee and Feldspar, September 2014
Ohazee and Feldspar, September 2014
Feldspar and Ohanzee, June 2014
Feldspar and Ohanzee, June 2014

14.  Mercuria.  Mercuria is the 2012 daughter of Jewel and Merlin.  Merlin has one of the best bloodlines in the herd, a beautiful grullo, with a lot of stripes.   Mercuria’s filly, Paquita was born this past spring.  Her sire is most likely Hawk.

Paquita. Photo by Jack Sterling
Paquita. Photo by Jack Sterling
Hidata's band with Mecuria, Photo by Laura Curtis.
Hidata’s band with Mecuria, Photo by Laura Curtis.
Mercuria, May 2012
Mercuria, May 2012
Jewel and Mercuria, May, 2012
Jewel and Mercuria, May, 2012
Icara, Mercuria and Hawk, May 2014
Mercuria with Hawk, May 2014

15.  Montana.  Montana is the 2012 son of Fresia and Merlin.

Montana, May 2012
Montana, May 2012
Fresia and Montana, April 2013
Fresia and Montana, April 2013

16.  Moorcroft.   Moorcroft is the 2012 grullo son of Brumby and Jackson.  In my opinion this was the perfect match.  Brumby and Jackson’s last offspring, he will be greatly missed on the mountain top.  Moorcroft has an amazing build, whoever adopts him will be one lucky person.

Moorcroft, February, 2013
Moorcroft, February, 2013
Brumby and Moorcroft, February, 2013
Brumby and Moorcroft, February, 2013
Moorcroft with Kaycee, June 2012
Moorcroft with Kaycee, June 2012
Moorcroft, June 2015
Moorcroft, June 2015
Moorcroft and Jupiter, June 2015
Moorcroft and Jupiter, June 2015
Moorcroft with Juipter, London and Cloud, June 2015
Moorcroft with Juipter, London and Cloud, June 2015

17.  Milicent.  Milicent is the 2012 daughter of Greta and Garcia.  This spring she joined Jasper’s band.  She is a bit shyer than some, being the daughter of one of the wildest horses on the range.  She will most likely need a very gentle hand to show her that humans can be trusted.  This is most likely going to be a horse that will need a lot of patience, but by giving it to her, that person will be greatly rewarded.

Millicent
Millicent  Photo by Shawn Ivy, who discovered and named her.
Milicent, May 2015
Milicent, May 2015
Milicient, July 2015
Milicient, July 2015

If more any more horses are removed and become available for adoption, I will add them to this post.

If you have any questions about these horses or would like to see more photos, feel free to contact me by email or text at:  Email:  wildinthepryors@aol.com  or Text: 406-360-8959.

Sandy

Logo designed by Amber Bushnell. Wild in the Pryors and this logo is copyrighted.
Logo designed by Amber Bushnell. Wild in the Pryors and this logo is copyrighted

8 thoughts on “Pryor Mountain Wild Horses Up For Adoption Through The BLM

  1. Thank you for listing all the horses up for adoption. Whilst I do understand the reasons for the gathers, this one is so much sadder now that I’ve seen some of these youngsters on the range. I hope they go on to make some lucky people very happy.

    1. Your welcome Kate. Yes, seeing them and knowing them in person, makes it even harder. But at least I can find some comfort in knowing that I can share a bit of their personalities along with the photos and hopefully convince someone that one of these horses would be right for them.

    1. Thanks Liz. If you have any really good photos of Nahwa, would you mind sending them to me and I will add them?! Thanks! I know I have some, but having to sift through a summers worth of photos, I can’t seem to locate any right now.

  2. Sandy, you have been in my thoughts and prayers during this removal. Thank you for helping to let more people know about these amazing young horses and the opportunity to adopt. I know it is taking an emotional toll as every horse is so deeply loved and will be missed. I just sent you a private email.

  3. Wish I was in the position or had the means to adopt one. It must have been very hard to see them rounded up. I know it has to be done but that doesn’t make it any easier to see them go. I’m disappointed Ohanzee and Maelstrom were rounded up.

  4. Gosh, they are all so gorgeous and my prayer is that they all spend the rest of their days in a wonderful home with the most caring and loving hearts. Nahwa tugs on my heart, there is always that one that does that, gosh he is so beautiful and those eyes…..

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