About

Sandy and her horse Oreo at Morrell Falls, Montana
Sandy in a August sunset on top of the mountain.  Photo by Amber Bushnell
Sandy in an August sunset on top of the Pryor Mountain. Photo by Amber Bushnell

Sandy with her Pryor Mountain Filly, Valerosa
Sandy with Lakota’s son, Kootenai on day 10 after getting to his new home. September 20, 2012
Lakota’s offspring, Kiowa and Kootenai with Sandy, September 2012
Sandy
Sandy

About Sandy,

With the encouragement of family and friends, Sandy started this blog in February 2012.

Sandy became passionately involved with the Pryor Horses starting in 2009.  She attended the roundup in September of that year and 3 weeks later adopted her beautiful grulla filly Valerosa.  She in 2012, she adopted two more Pryor horses, both Lakota‘s offspring.  Kiowa and Kootenai.
Sandy learned the horses histories, bloodlines, the offspring they have had, their ages, what challenges they have confronted, and the magnificent courage they have shown in a beautiful but unforgiving land.
With each shot Sandy took, she fell more in love with each horse and forged deep connections. Her photos show the love she feels for them behind the camera.

 

Not only does Sandy take photos, but she also is a videographer.  One of her projects was with Singer/songwriter Sharon Anderson.  Together along with Randy Nagel and Chas Williams they produced  a beautiful music video; “Wild Caballo”, to honor the wild horses.  This video was selected as a finalist in 2013 at the International Wildlife Film Festival.  She has donated several DVD’s of this to the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center.

Sandy’s goal for her photography and video work is to share her experiences and allow as many people as possible to get a glimpse into the lives of these beautiful animals and also to reach out and communicate with all sides involved with them.

Her blog “Wild in the Pryors” allows you to follow her many trips to the Pryors.  She shares stories, photos and information about this herd of special wild horses.

In the summer of 2013, Sandy began giving guided day and camping tour trips on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.  She has acquired all necessary permits from the BLM to provide these once in a lifetime trips.

Thank you to all that read this blog and become interested in these beautiful horses.  Together we can make a difference.

All photos are available for purchase.    Email her for details and prices.

For Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Tour information or photos  you can call Sandy: 406-360-8959 or email her at: wildinthepryors@aol.com

When Sandy is not on the mountain, she resides with her husband John in Michigan.

“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”  John Steinbeck

 

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