Finding The Wild Horses

Viewing the Pryor horses in Bighorn Canyon can often be fairly easy as the horses are often within 100 yards or so of the highway. However, there are times when it may seem like there just aren’t any horses where you would expect them, especially on Mustang Flats. In all my trips to the flats, there have only been a couple when I can honestly admit that there were no horses to be seen. Most of the times, however, it just takes some serious watching. Tonight was one of these times.

Though the horses are most often on the flats of Mustang Flats, they can be about anywhere in view from the highway. For example, tonight while scanning the mountainside, I ended up seeing four horses that are among the more elusive of the Dryhead horses: Corona and his family and the old bachelor stallion Pepy.

This is the area that I spotted them in.


Clicking here, you will be able to see where on the mountainside these horses were.

Zooming in further to Corona’s family, you can make them out moving up a trail.

Here you can see where Corona, his mare, and his filly foal from this year are.

A closeup of Pepy can be seen here, and his location in that picture can be seen here.

Mustang Flats is actually a pretty large area, and so it is worth scanning it all too in order to find horses. This especially holds true for the area near the foot of the mountain. Tonight, Seattle and his family were there.


Clicking here will help you to see the area that Seattle’s family was in.

The black stallion Seattle is the easiest to spot in this photograph.

The area the family was in is highlighted here. His grulla family is almost impossible to see around Seattle, but I did see them to verify it was that family.

If you are planning a trip out to see the Pryor horses, I’d definitely recommend bringing a good set of binoculars so you can do this kind of searching. It’s really fun to be scanning along and then see horses in your view. To make identification at this distance possible, I have also put together a guide that makes it easier. Until I can get a version of it uploaded to this blog, feel free to contact the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center or stop on in for a printed version of it.

Published in: on August 28, 2007 at 9:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

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