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Montana Horses' Last Cowboys

In Montana, a way of life comes to an end for one ranch.


Every year, wranglers transport Mantle Ranch's horses from their winter range to Mantle Ranch. The trip, 35 miles, takes place up a train rail line outside Three Forks, Montana. The ranch will close this year, and the horses will be picked up by leasers to be used as pack and trail horses at dude ranches and national parks. 

Photo credit: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.