Schedule
Montana Cattle 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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5/24 to 5/30 Branding calves, putting bulls with the cows, and finding horses.
6/7 to 6/13 Branding calves and moving cows back out to pasture.
6/14 to 6/20 Finish up branding and trailing cows to mountain pastures.
6/21 to 6/27 Checking horses and cattle on the ranch.
6/28 to 7/4 Open Week
7/5 to 7/11 Routine checking of cattle and horses.
7/12 to 7/18 Checking cattle and horses and moving to new pasture if needed.
7/19 to 7/25 Lots of riding, plenty of cattle work, and great scenery.
7/26 to 8/1 Checking and riding through our cattle as well as the neighbors to bring ours back that may have strayed.
8/2 to 8/8 Open Week
8/9 to 8/15 Great riding terrain, scenery and lots of work to be done.
8/16 to 8/22 Gathering and moving cattle around and doctoring the sick. Excellent time for retreats, reunions and/or all exclusive weeks of 8+ people.
8/23 to 8/29 Open Week
8/30 to 9/5 Routine checking of cattle, moving around to new pasture and checking horses.
9/6 to 9/12 Outside riding and gathering. Returning neighbors cattle and bringing ours closer to home.
9/13 to 9/19 Outside riding and gathering. Returning neighbors cattle and bringing ours closer to home.
9/20 to 9/26 Gathering and weaning calves.
9/27 to 10/3 Gathering and weaning calves.
10/4 to 10/10 Picking up cows and calves that were missed.
10/11 to 10/17 Trailing cows to fall pastures, fixing fence, and taking neighbors cattle back.

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4/12 to 4/18 Horse Drive from WY to Ranch
5/31 to 6/6 Horse Roundup (Make Mare Bands, add Stallions)
10/18 to 10/24 Horse Roundup (Mare Gather, Register colts)
11/1 to 11/7 Horse Drive from Ranch to WY

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4/26 to 5/2 Trail cow/calf pairs from WY to ranch.
5/3 to 5/9 Trail cow/calf pairs from WY to ranch.
5/10 to 5/16 Trail cow/calf pairs from WY to ranch.
5/17 to 5/23 Trail remainder of cow/calf pairs from WY to ranch.
10/6 to 10/12 Fall gathering, working out strays.
10/13 to 10/19 Fall gathering, working out strays.
9/20 to 9/26 Gather and trail from Little Mt. for weaning.
9/27 to 10/3 Gather and trail from Little Mt. for weaning.
10/25 to 10/31 Trail cattle from ranch to WY (conditions permitting).