Schedule
Montana Horse Drive - Dryhead Ranch

We are thrilled to have you join us at the Dryhead Ranch for an authentic cowboy working ranch vacation. During the week that you ride at the ranch with us you will experience a wide variety of activities: working cattle, gathering cattle, cattle drives, working horses, horse drives, branding calves, mending fences, and our cowboys and cowgirls will teach you to rope. We offer the best horseback riding vacations in Montana. We are real, remote, quiet, and have seemingly endless mountain vistas. We share with you real cattle work and real working cow horses to experience an amazing horseback riding vacation.

Saturday we will return you to Billings. En route we will visit several of the historic sites along the Big Horn Recreation Area: Lockhart Historic Ranch, Devils Canyon Overlook, and the Wild Mustang Museum.

The Dryhead Ranch is located on the Crow Indian Reservation and features one of the largest historic buffalo jumps in the United States. We also have a few Indian Pictographs on the canyon walls and lots of arrowheads and artifacts for the finding. We are required to honor a Federal alcohol-free ruling required on all reservation properties.

2015 Schedule - Ask us about our discounts!

  • Ranch Weeks
  • Horse Drives
  • Cattle Drives

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5/22 to 5/28 Branding calves, putting bulls with the cows, and finding horses.
5/29 to 6/4 Gathering mares and turning the stallions with their mares for the summmer .
6/5 to 6/11 Branding calves and doctoring the sick.
6/12 to 6/18 Finishing up branding and taking cows to summer pastures.
6/19 to 6/25 Checking horses and cattle, doctoring those that need it.
6/26 to 7/2 Moving cattle and/or horses around to summer pastures.
7/3 to 7/9 Open Week.
7/10 to 7/16 Exclusive Young Marines week.
7/17 to 7/23 Riding on cows putting neighbors cattle back to their pastures.
7/24 to 7/30 Exclusive week for the Stringham Family Reunion.
7/31 to 8/6 Open Week.
8/7 to 8/13 Gathering and moving cattle around and doctoring the sick. Excellent time for retreats, reunions and/or all exclusive weeks of 8+ people.
8/14 to 8/20 Riding on cows putting neighbors cattle back to their pastures.
8/21 to 8/27 Checking cattle, moving around to new pasture and checking horses.
8/28 to 9/3 Outside riding and gathering. Returning neighbors cattle and bringing ours closer to home.
9/4 to 9/10 Outside riding and gathering. Returning neighbors cattle and bringing ours closer to home.
9/11 to 9/17 Moving cattle from the back side of Little Mountain, sorting off strays.
9/18 to 9/24 Gathering and weaning calves, pregnancy testing cows.
9/25 to 10/1 Gathering and weaning calves, reriding pastures to get missed cattle.
10/2 to 10/8 Returning cows to mounatin pastures. Finding any cow/calf pairs we missed.
10/9 to 10/15 Riding on cows. Finding any cow/calf pairs we missed.

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4/10 to 4/16 Horse Drive from WY to Ranch
5/29 to 6/4 Gathering mares and putting stallions out with their mares for the summer.
10/16 to 10/22 Horse Roundup (Mare Gather, Register colts)
10/30 to 11/5 Horse Drive from Ranch to WY

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4/24 to 4/30 Trail cow/calf pairs from WY to ranch.
5/1 to 5/7 Trail cow/calf pairs from WY to ranch.
5/8 to 5/14 Trail cow/calf pairs from WY to ranch.
5/15 to 5/21 Trail remainder of cow/calf pairs from WY to ranch.
9/4 to 9/10 Fall gathering, working out strays.
9/11 to 9/17 Fall gathering, working out strays.
9/18 to 9/24 Gather and wean calves from the cows.
9/25 to 10/1 Gather and wean calves from the cows.
10/23 to 10/29 Trail cattle from ranch to WY (conditions permitting).