The simplest approach to packing consists of a pack saddle and a pair of panniers (bags, boxes, or baskets that contain cargo). This French word, often corrupted to “panyard” in the West, has been around since Shakespeare, who used it in one of his plays.
Confined to the 39,000 acres that is the Pryor wild horse range, these horses are wedded to the landscape. Many are clothed with the very colors of the Pryor Mountains themselves. Horses the color of dampened limestone, faded grass, and mudstone.
Back country Horsemen is a Montana-made idea that has its roots deep in the spirit of Montana’s wild back country. The concept began on a chilly late fall evening in 1971 when four men sat around a campfire deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.