|Cattle Drive - Cows and
calves moving out
Dryhead Ranch (formerly called Schively
Ranch) is an authentic working cattle and quarter horse ranch
located in the Dryhead Canyon on the eastern slopes of the
Pryor Mountains south of Billings, Montana. Your hosts invite
you to experience a lifestyle you've only seen in the movies.
Now you can take part in your first REAL
cattle drive, the NEW
Horse Drive adventure, brand your own calf, and experience
riding a trained cow horse while you are at the Dryhead Ranch.
Drives... Cowboys have taken care of this ranch since
1898 and will ride with you on 20,000 acres of open grassland
country while taking care of 800 head of mother cows and
calves. Cattle drives take place in spring, summer, and fall.
Our most popular weeks center around our horses. We
raise horses, break horses, wean and register colts in the
fall. We also offer mini-horse drives.
|Spring Cattle Drive -
Going to Grass
Days... everyday at the ranch is a cowboy day. We take
our guests with us to brand young calves, gather cows and
calves to work out strays, bring in the young horses to halter
break them. move the mares to better pastures, gather all the
cows and calves into the corral to wean calves in the fall,
pregnancy test cows, doctor heifers, rope sick calves,
separate stray steers from out cows, ride all day long in
beautiful mountain meadows, eat a sack lunch by the creek.
After a day on the range, you'll have a healthy
appetite. All food served at Dryhead Ranch consists of country
home-style meals. Lots of Black Angus steak, country potatoes,
salad bar, and cookies are always on hand. Each meal is served
buffet style. Quite often, lunch is served out where the
cowboys are riding. A chuck wagon lunch is always a welcome
treat! For some rides, guests can fix their own sack lunch.
A full ranch week may include branding, vaccinating,
roping, mini-veterinary needs, wrangling the cavvy, holding
herd, salting, fencing, rotating pastures, bull gathering,
weaning calves, pregnancy testing cows, weaning colts, working
mare bands, occasional horse drives, and rounding up strays.
Each depends on the time of year you decide to visit the
ranch. But you can be sure you will be able to push a lot of
cattle! Beginning roping instructions and riding hints are
the campfire and beyond... Be sure to bring your guitar
and ease on up to the campfire at the close of the day. Brush
up on your story telling and jokes -- getting to know each
other is a priority at the Dryhead Ranch. Outside the ranch,
you will find many attractions surrounding you, including
Cody, Wyoming with its unique shopping and dining. Visit the
Custer Battlefield and the Pryor Wild Horse Recreation Area
for more off-site adventures.
There are no phones, faxes, clocks, or
tight schedules here, so just lean on the fence and relax
while you make the cowboy lifestyle part of your own at the