Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range
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Starman, a stallion of the Pryor Mountain herd, is now back within the wild horse range boundary after wandering outside of the range this past spring.
About the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range
Montana is home to only one herd of wild horses, located in the Pryor Mountains south of Billings along the Montana-Wyoming border. There are no wild horse herds in the Dakotas.
For more than a century, the Pryor Mountains have been home to free-roaming bands of wild horses. In 1968, Interior Secretary Stewart Udall set aside 31,000 acres in the Pryor Mountains as a public range for the wild horses living there. Subsequent to Udall's order, the passage of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act in 1971 allowed for expansion of the range to areas where horses were "presently found."
The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is unique in both its setting and for the wild horses that inhabit it. Many of the horses have primitive striping on their backs, withers and legs, and are reputed to be descendents of "colonial" Spanish horses.
To assist in educating the public about the Pryor Mountain wild horse herd, the BLM partners with the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center located in Lovell, Wyoming. For more information about the center, please click here .