It is my pleasure to write a blog for the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses. First off, let me introduce myself. I am Matthew’s mom, Nancy. I’ve been an avid watcher of the Pryor horses for the past five years. Back in 2005 Reverend Floyd Schwieger encouraged my involvement of the horses and quickly fueled my passion for these magnificent animals. Due to my busy life, I don’t get up on the mountain as often as I would like. However, I rely on Matthew to keep me well informed of life on the range and make sure I get up there when I can. I took the opportunity to go up on Sunday. The purpose of the trip caused me to initially title this post, “The Thin Line.” The events of the day and the links from the past serve as a reminder of the thin line between life and death. But as the day progressed, I was realized a better title would be, “Circles.”
Yesterday I was really excited to make a trip up Sykes Ridge. Though I often see the Sykes Ridge horses with my spotting scope, it is good to see them up close too.
Heading up, I first saw Durango’s harem.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about the happenings of the Dryhead horses. Previously, I reported the sad news that the well-known stallion Sam had died. Following Sam’s death, his mare Hightail was alone; and she stayed alone for a while.