I’ve been a bit behind on announcing the new foal arrivals on my blog. But, here they are:
Pryor Foal # 5
The fifth foal for 2020 was born on Mother’s Day weekend to the mare Pilar and stallion Hamlet. Pilar is the 2015 daughter of LaBrava and Irial. Hamlet is the 2007 son of Delliah and Pierre. The foal is a colt and has been named Ukiah.
Pryor Foal # 6
The sixth foal for 2020 was born on Mother’s Day weekend to the mare Morning Reverie. Morning Reverie is the 2017 daughter of Hataali and Morning Star. I am listing the father of this horse as unknown. The foal is a filly and has been named Usha.
Pryor Foal # 7
Foal # 7 for the season was born to Quintana and Okomi, also born on Mother’s Day weekend. Quintana is the 2016 daughter of Feldspar and Mescalero. Okomi is the 2015 son of Firestorm and Jackson. The foal is a colt and has been named Udall.
Pryor Foal # 8
Pryor Foal # 8 was born to the Penn and Jesse James. The birth of this foal was probably Mother’s Day week or the week before. Penn is the 2015 daughter of Audobon and Hamlet. The foal is a filly and has been named Ukulele Lil.
Pryor Foal # 9
The 9th foal of this year was just discovered this past weekend by Dennis. The foal has been born to Niobrara and Fools Crow. Niobrara is the 2013 daughter of Firestorm and Jackson. Fools Crow is the 2005 son of Strawberry and Cortez. The foal is a filly and has been named Uushuwate.
Thank you Dennis for the use of your beautiful photos!
These last few months have been a difficult time for everyone, and here’s hoping the worst is behind us! With that being said, out of consideration for the health and safety of our clients, we decided to cancel our 2020 camping dates.
We are looking forward to 2021. Consider joining us and most all of our 2020 planned guests.
There are still a few spots open for next year (2021) at this year’s price. The 2020 price will be good through January 1, 2021.
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.
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 is willing to help you position yourself for the best photo opportunities, offer tips on lighting and settings. And if you want to stay up late, she will even offer a bit of night time photography tips in the amazing very big and dark Montana sky.
The many stories that Sandy shares 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 can give you a better understanding of what it is like to live wild on the range. You will also be able to experience first light, blue hour, incredible sunsets and dark starry skies with an opportunity to do some night shooting. All tours may include light to moderate hiking.
The camping trips are 4 days/3 nights on the mountain top. This trip includes: comfortable transportation up and down the mountain, all food, snacks, tents, sleeping pad and expert personal guiding. (last night dinner is on your own once we return to Billings). Each tent and sleeping pad will be cleaned and sanitized thoroughly between guests.
Below are the tour dates for the summer of 2021.Cost of the trip is $2125 per person (2020 pricing until January 1, 2021) 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 throughout the world.)
1. June 25-28 2 Openings 2. July 1-4 2 Openings 3. July 7-10 Full 4. July 13-16 2 Openings 5. July 19-22 2 Openings
All payments are considered non-refundable. Refunds may be made if cancellations can be filled. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. 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
2021 Camping Tours
2021 4 Day All Inclusive Camping Tours Deposit
Contact Sandy with any questions: 406-360-8959 All tours will start and end in Billings, MT.
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.
With the “stay at home” order in many parts of the world right now, due to the Coronavirus, we all have a lot of extra time on our hands. This year we will need that extra time, because the letter U is a tough one, that will need a lot of research and thought! I look forward to your ideas. Have fun!
This will be the 8th year that I have made this post. This is a “fun” only post where any of you can suggest names for the 2019 foals born in the Pryors. Of course, like on all the previous years, I can not guarantee that they will be used, but it will be fun to list them, and I do know that whenever a foal is born, I come to this post to look at all of the suggestions. And if you can, please include the meaning for the name, it would be very helpful to know that.
In 2000, the BLM started using a letter for each year of foals, starting with A. This year is the U year. So please feel free to list your ideas in the comment section of this post. To read more about this system and why we use names, please refer to my Name Game post that I did in 2013. Click on Name Game to go there.
I am looking forward to reading all of your suggestions. If someone else has already posted your name idea, please list it again anyway. It will be fun to see what the most popular name suggestions are!
The Sixteenth 2019 Pryor foal was born sometime around November 1 to Jasmine and Doc. Jasmine is the 2009 daughter of Aztec and Cloud. Doc is the 2003 son of Winnemucca and Little Foot.
The foal is a filly and the name that has been chosen is Talulah.
I found that there are three meaning to this name. The first one that came up was: An Online Australian Woman’s Boutique. Surprised by this, I googled it again. This time from Wikipedia:Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn (born 26 September 1985), known professionally as Talulah Riley, is anEnglish actress. Still thinking that there had to be more, I googled it again and found this: The name Talulah means Leaping Water and is of Native American origin. Talulah is a name that’s been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls. Choctaw.
Okay, I think the last meaning is the one I will think of when I say this name, since the announcement of the name did not include what meaning it was intended for.
Welcome to the Pryors beautiful little filly! These photos were taken by Jack Sterling on December 3 (Thank you Jack for the use of your photos). As you can see, she seems to be doing quite well. Looking forward to seeing this little one!
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.
I am a little late announcing this birth. I did post on Wild In The Pryor Facebook page, shortly after he was born, but was waiting for just the right photos to announce it here. These photos were taken this week by Brittny Budde. Thank you so much Brittny for letting me use them!
Pryor Foal # 11 for 2018 was born to Feldspar and Mescalero. Feldspar is the 2005 daughter of Rosarita and Starman. Mescalero is the 1999 son of Sitka and Shaman.
The foal is a colt and he has been named Sirius. He is named in honor of his grandfather Starman. Sirius is a star system and the brightest star in the Earth’s night sky.
Welcome little one. I hope you are able to shine on the mountain top your entire life.
Note: June 8, 2018. It is with great sadness that I have to report that little Stargazer died. Every year I try to remind myself not to get too attached. But for some reason, this little one really tugged at my heart. I hadn’t even met him yet, but still, there was a special place for him in my heart. Quintana may have been a very young mother, but I was told she cared deeply for him. Rest in peace little one.
Another two year old filly has given birth in the Pryors. Quintana (Quartz) has given birth to a colt, at this time the father is unknown. His name is going to be Stargazer, in memory of his great-grandfather Starman.
Quintana (Quartz) is the 2016 daughter of Feldspar and Mescalero. It is amazing that Mescalero is now a grandfather! Quartz is Mecalero’s only known offspring, so it is important to keep his line going, especially since he is now 19 years old.
Thank you Dennis McCollough for the use of your photos! It is very appreciated!
I am counting down the days until Abbie and I will be there to see these little ones for ourselves! I realize we would not want these births by these young filly’s to happen, but I will still be happy to see these little ones playing in the wildflowers! Especially after all of last years pain and loss of the foals.
The 7th 2018 foal has been discovered! This foal was born to two year old, Quillan. Quillan is the 2016 daughter of Ireland and Galaxy. The father of this foal is unknown. She has been named Silver Bow.
Thank you Dennis McCollough for the use of your photos! Abbie and I will be on the mountain very soon! I can’t wait to see this little one in person!