2019 DATES FOR DRYHEAD RANCH GUEST SEASON
(Each activity requires riding every day)
HORSE ROUNDUPS AND DRIVES
April 14 - 20, 2019 Horse Drive from Wyoming winter pastures to Montana Ranch.
April 19 - 20, 2019 Real Ranch Horse Sale – Billings, Montana.
June 2 - 9, 2019 Gathering mares and adding stallions for the breeding season.
Oct. 13 - 19, 2019 Registration of weanling colts, putting mares out for the winter.
Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2019 Horse Roundup and drive to Wyoming.
CATTLE DRIVES AND WEANING WEEKS
April 28 - May 4 Trailing cows and calves to Montana Ranch from Wyoming pastures.
(These drives pass through the Big Horn Canyon Recreational Area, Horse Thief Canyon, Wild Horse Range, Big Horn Canyon Overlook, Lockhart Lane and into Dryhead Territory).
May 5 - 11 Trailing cows and calves to Montana Ranch from Wyoming pastures.
May 12 - 18 Trailing cows and calves to Montana Ranch from Wyoming pastures.
May 19 - 25 Trailing cows and calves to Montana Ranch from Wyoming.
Sept 22 - 28 Gather to bring to the corral Jeff’s cattle to sort, wean, and haul to Wyoming. Pregnancy test and reride pastures to find any cows and calves we have missed.
Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 Gather Matt’s cattle to sort, wean and haul to Wyoming. Reride pastures to find any cows and calves we have missed.
Oct. 6 - 12 Gather Jen’s cows and wean calves and haul them to Wyoming.
Oct. 20 - 26 Heifer Drive to Wyoming
RANCH WEEKS – WORKING CATTLE AND HORSE ACTIVITIES ON RANCH
May 26 - June 1 Branding, doctoring calves, gathering into the trap to brand.
June 2 - 8 Gathering mares and putting the stallions with them in mare bands.
June 9 - 15 Branding calves returning pairs to mountain pastures.
June 16 - 22 Finish up branding and take cows to distant pastures.
June 23 - 29 Checking horses and doctoring calves and fixing fence of our ranch.
June 30 - July 6 Closed for the 4th of July Week
July 7 - 13 Pushing cows and calves to Fishbird pastures and in Spring Creek Pasture, doctoring calves and fixing fence.
July 14 - 20 Checking heifers on south pastures, riding neighbors to bring back strays, doctoring heifers if needed. Halter breaking colts and riding young horses.
JULY 21 - 27 Booked for Young Marines Cowboy Adventure.
July 28 - Aug. 3 Checking cows, calves and horses on Flat Coulee Pasture and Bassett Pasture.
August 4 - 10 Pushing cows and calves back up on mountain pastures. Halter breaking colts.
August 11 - 17 Open Week for Jack’s Colt Sale at Yellowstone Boys Ranch.
August 18 - 24 Riding southern pastures check heifers and mare bands.
Aug. 25 - 31 Pushing cows and calves back up on higher mountain pastures for grazing.
FALL GATHERING WEEKS
Sept. 1 - 7 Riding outside pastures as well as Dryhead pastures. Rotating pastures.
Sept. 8 - 14 Moving cows from back side of Little Mountain as weaning starts in 3 weeks.
Sept. 15 - 21 Moving cows close to ranch. Sorting off neighbor cattle. Getting ready to wean.