Nate's 7th Drive

Eatons' Dude Ranch kicked off its 133rd season with their annual horse drive but for Nate, in the center of the photo taken south of the State Information Center, it is just his 7th drive. About 100 horses came over the crest of the east 5th Street hill at 9:30 am Sunday, passed by the State Information Center, proceeded down 5th Street in front of the museum, crossed the railroad tracks, passed by the Historic Sheridan Inn and then continued on west 5th Street out to Eatons' Dude Ranch - the oldest in the nation. Last year the riders were wearing their yellow slickers this year they were rolled up right behind their saddles - just in case - but the rain held off till late in the day. For more on Eatons' see: http://www.eatonsranch.com/

Eatons' Dude Ranch kicked off its 133rd season with their annual horse drive but for Nate, in the center of the photo taken south of the State Information Center, it is just his 7th drive.
Eatons' Dude Ranch kicked off its 133rd season with their annual horse drive but for Nate, in the center of the photo taken south of the State Information Center, it is just his 7th drive.
Plenty of clearance for riders and riderless horses as they pass beneath Interstate 90 and enter the City of Sheridan's Historic District.
Plenty of clearance for riders and riderless horses as they pass beneath Interstate 90 and enter the City of Sheridan's Historic District.
Rob, who is on his 5th drive, swings his leg over the saddle - it's time to head out. After passing through town the horses were given a short break at the end of the pavement on west 5th Street and it is now time to get movin' again - toward Eatons'.
Rob, who is on his 5th drive, swings his leg over the saddle - it's time to head out. After passing through town the horses were given a short break at the end of the pavement on west 5th Street and it is now time to get movin' again - toward Eatons'.