Providing small, personal camping trips on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range to study and photograph the horses. To find out more you can visit my blog at: www.wildinthepryors.com or Like me on Facebook.
2019 Pryor Foal # 13 was born to Jewel and Fools Crow.
Jewel is the 2009 daughter of Waif and Corona. Fools Crow is the 2005 son of Strawberry and Cortez. The foal is a colt. No name has been chosen yet. Thank you Brittny Budde for the use of your beautiful photos!
2019 Pryor Foal # 11 was born to LaBrava and Irial. LaBrava is the 2011 daughter of Blue Sioux and Coronado. Irial is the 2008 son of Ireland and Prince. The foal is a colt and has been named Trooper.
I am not sure how to start this post. There are so many emotions coming up with the birth of this foal. LaBrava has had some bad luck with the birth of two of her foals. In 2013 right outside my tent, she gave birth to Nacer (click here to read that post) Then in 2015 she gave birth to Pixie ( AKA Pilar) in December. She was able to keep that little one alive and she has grown into a beautiful young filly. Last year (2018) she gave birth on the last day of my tours. Myself and my guests were the first one to witness him. He was gorgeous, perfect. LaBrava was a very attentive mother. We left the mountain that morning, happy with the healthy birth and happy for LaBrava. But within a few days, he was gone. Unfortunately I am fairly sure that it was caused by human interference. I had a number of people contact me about the apparent mix up of Silver Bow (who was very tiny at the time) and Santiago (LaBrava’s colt). You can read about his birth by clicking here Unfortunately, the outcome was not good.
I pray that LaBrava is able to raise this little one in peace. I know that she is an excellent mother and a very strong mare, with a family band that would do anything to help protect their foals. Please stay your distance.
2019 Pryor Foal # 10 was born to Oceana and Grijala. Oceana is the 2013 (born in October that year) daughter of Tecumseh and Galadrial. Grijala is the 2006 son of Cavelita and Conquistador. The foal is a colt and has been named Titan.
I remember the first time that I saw Oceana. I was instantly in love with this special girl. She was born late in the year ( late September) to a special couple, Tecumseh and Galadrial. Their story is one that I have told many times on the mountain, and should write a blog post about it. Oceana was a great surprise to all of us that have followed this group, and after looking back at old photos and recalling their story, I guess it would be fair to say that Oceana is my favorite mare on the mountain.
I first saw Oceana in May of 2015. She was a small, sturdy, fuzzy little girl, who idealized her father and and captured my heart. Surrounded by not only Galadrial and Tecumseh, but also by Gringo and Beulah. This unusual band of 4 would take great care of her. Despite being born late and a little small, Oceana became very independent.
It was clear the spring of 2016, that Oceana had a big attraction to the powerful stallion Grijala. She joined his band at a young age, and he was always seen as being kind and gentle to her.
In late June of 2017, Abbie, along with myself and a group of students, discovered a new born foal with Docs band. This foal did not belong to this band. Abbie and suspected that Oceana was pregnant, and that this may be her foal. Somehow, this young foal got separated from its band. Here is a photo of the foal that Abbie and I named Hope Ryden. ( Not to be confused with the foal that Jasmine had a few months later, also called Ryden) You be the judge. We’ll never know for sure, but seeing her new foal made both feel we had been right. You can read that post here: Hope
Regardless of the past, I do know that we now have a beautiful little colt with fantastic parents. I could not be happier for this amazing filly that has grown into a beautiful mare.
Pryor Foal # 8, was born to Quahneah and London. Quahneah is the 2016 daughter of Washakie and Baja. London is the 2011 son of Gold Rush and Doc. The foal is a filly and has been name Taiga.
Quahneah has always held a special place in my heart. Abbie and I were blessed to have seen her a few hours after her birth. The following year, Quahneah put on a special show just for us, making us laugh at a time really needed it. She is a special horse.
Pryor Foal # 9, was born to Jacinta and Garay. Jacinta is the 2009 daughter of Rosebud and Tecumseh. Garay is the is the 2006 son of Mariposa and Conquistador. The foal is a colt and has been name Tapadero. Tapadero joints his other two full siblings on the range, Rue and Patriot.
Have you ever wanted to photograph wild horses in their nature setting? The Pryor Mountains in Montana offers you an amazing opportunity to do that with an equally amazing backdrop. You will have full days loaded with the opportunity to capture the horses in action, starting with the first light and ending with the blue hour and sunset. And if you choose, you can stay up late and capture some of the dark starry skies in photos and then fall asleep with the horses near by.
Whether you bring a professional camera, or just a cell phone to take photos, Sandy goes out of her way to make sure you leave the mountain with cherished memories of your once in a life-time camping trip.
Sandy has been camping in the Pryors since 2009, spending weeks at a time with the horses, and has been providing camping tours since 2013. Abbie Branchflower will be joining Sandy for part of this season, as her assistant. Abbie also has a vast knowledge of the horses and loves to share it!
Sandy is unsure how many more years she will be doing these tours, choosing not to do tours in 2019. Don’t miss the opportunity to join her.
The many stories that Sandy and Abbie share about the horses and the range, make this trip more than just a chance to view them, it makes this a trip more about knowing the horses, giving you a brief glance into the life of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses.
Experience living with the horses 24 hours a day and in doing so, this will give you a better understanding of what it is like to live wild on the range. All tours may include light to moderate hiking.
Below are the tour dates for the summer of 2020.Cost of the trip is $2125 per person. A deposit of 50% ($1062.50) is due at time of booking. Contact me for payment options, or check out by hitting the PAY NOW button below. (a secure payment that accepts most credit/debit cards through out the world.)Below are the tour dates for the summer of 2020. Cost of the trip is $2125. A deposit of 50% ($1062.50) is due at time of booking. (balance is due April 1, 2020). Contact me for payment options, or pay now by hitting the PAY NOW button below. Accepts most credit/debit cards all over the world.
1. June 28-July 1 2 Spaces 2. July 3-6 Full Moon! 1 Space 3. July 9-12 3 Spaces 4. July 14-17 2 Spaces 5. July 19-22 Full
All payments are considered non-refundable. Refunds may be made if cancellations can be filled. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS, so please consider purchasing travel insurance on your own!! Here is a link to travel insurance purchase. This insurance is not through Wild In The Pryors. Please explore this link for cost comparisons of several companies. TRIP INSURANCE
2020 Camping Tours
2020 4 Day All Inclusive Camping Tours Deposit
Contact Sandy with any questions: 406-360-8959 All tours will start and end in Billings, MT.
Your camping trip will be 4 days/3 nights on the mountain top. This trip includes: comfortable transportation up and down the mountain, all food,( the food is top quality, no freeze dried camping stuff!) snacks, tents, sleeping pad and expert personal guiding. (last night dinner is on your own once we return to Billings).
There are many great hotels in Billings, MT. You will be responsible for making your own arrangements before and after the trip. AirBnb is also a great source to find some lodging. I can pick you up at your hotel the morning of our first day, or you can meet me at my house in Billings. Feel free to contact me for hotel recommendations. Camping trips will be limited to 5 guests. Sandy will have an assistant with her who will assist her and help you with any camping needs. Sandy will personally be doing all of the guiding. For reservations: Contact Sandy Phone: 406-360-8959 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Pryor Foal # 6 was born to Juniper and Horizon. Juniper is the 2009 daughter of Sapo and Bolder. Horizon is the 2007 son of Felina and Morning Star. The foal is a filly and has been named Talia.
Pryor Foal # 7 was born to Pegasus and Missoula. Pegasus is the 2015 daughter of Galaxy and Ireland. Missoula is the 2012 son of Half Moon and Teton. The foal is a colt and has been named Traveler.
This foal is very special to me. Both Pegasus and Missoula were discovered and named by me. Missoula was the very first foal that I had the privileged to find. I am looking forward to watching this little guy grow into a stallion. Thank you so much Jack for the use of your photo and the discovery of this very special foal.
2019 Pryor Foal # 4 was born to Morgana ( Father unknown). Morgana is the 2012 daughter of Icara and Merlin. Thank you to Brittny for the use of her beautiful photos.
2019 Pryor Foal # 5 was born to Paris (Penn) and Jesse James. Paris is the 2015 daughter Audobon and Hamlet. Jesse James is the Seneca and Admiral. The gender is unknown at this time due to the remoteness of this band. Name has not been given. Thank you to the BLM for the use of their photo.
The first known foal of 2019 was born to Waif and Kemmerer. Waif is the 1997 daughter of Twigy and Cortez. Kemmerer is the 2010 son of Sacajawea and Blizzard. No report of the sex yet.
This foal was discovered by Dennis McCollough and Toots. Thank you so much for your photos, and the careful consideration you gave this delicate pair.
Waif’s condition looks pretty bad right now. But as we all know, these wild horses are strong and hopefully she can put on some weight and stay strong.
Unfortunately, this little one did not survive. Rest in Peace Tiny.
Abbie and I were talking today about how wonderful it would be if we were able to post several well made signs throughout the range (especially on the top for all the summer visitors) that stated the proper etiquette for interaction with the wild horses, especially with new-born foals and their band. We have both witnessed what happens when there is interference from people. While we can’t control the interference from other wild horses, we can certainly help control the actions of humans. Let’s all brainstorm on how we can get this done.
I especially like this sign that was made for the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse range. One like it for the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range would be great! Let’s hope we can get it done!