Millions make the trek to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in Wyoming’s northwest corner each year. Some choose to look for the more lightly traversed, especially unique, spots. Whether natural, manmade, or a combination thereof we think you’ll find this are of Wyoming worthy of a look-see:
A uniquely marked (dorsal and tiger striped) band of small horses roam the high country landscapes near Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area along the Wyoming-Montana border. A small log building located just east of Lovell, WY on Highway 14A serves as a Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center and starting point on the 12-acre site that is eventually expected to feature a 16,000 square foot center. The public, not-for-profit institution, has scheduled a special open house, June 23. Interested media members can contact center director Lori Graham by email: email@example.com
Many locals consider the fewer than 150 strong Pryor Mountain herd family and therefore most have adopted names such as Pierre, Lakota, and Cloud. A cadre of experts in the field believes blood testing has proven the animals to be descendants of Spanish Colonial horses. “The special Spanish characteristic markings of the Pryor herd are unique, and if lost, cannot be replaced,” notes Linda Coates-Markle, wild horse specialist with the Bureau of Land Management.