Which little boy (or girl) hasn’t dreamt of and played at being a cowboy? I sure have. Well, these hard working men and women still exist in Montana, USA and their annual horse drive took place a couple of days ago. The Mantle family, who own Montana Horses, held their last horse drive where they rounded up approximately 300 horses and drove the herd 35 miles from their winter range to the Mantle ranch. The horses will be picked up by leasers to be used as pack and trail horses at dude ranches and national parks.

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Wrangler Boardman rides his horse across a river during the Montana Horses Annual Horse Drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wrangler Nate Cummins rides by moonlight, the night before the Super Moon during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers work to control horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks, Montana. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers work to control horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks, Montana. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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A horse shakes itself off after the second day of Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks, Montana. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle separates horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle checks the hoof and shoes of a horse during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Mantle rides in a truck on her way to the wrangler camp before Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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The 500 acre Mantle ranch outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Kail Mantle herds horses in a corral before Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Camp at night during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers depart to gather horses of the winter range during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Kail Mantle give instructions to wranglers before Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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The belt buckle of wrangler Sara Tharp before Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers visit by campfire during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Lori Young readies her horse before Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Horses walk across a river during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wrangler Shad Boardman rides his horse across a river during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers work to gather horses during of Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wrangler Denise Boyd laughs by the campfire during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle chases a group of horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Horses run to the corrals during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers gather a herd of horses off the winter range during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Horses run to the corrals during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Kail Mantle sings by the campfire during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wrangler Nate Cummins jumps into a corral full of horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers drive a herd of horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle sorts a herd of horses in a corral during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle leads a herd of wild horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers travel up a train rail line during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers lead a herd of wild horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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A horse shakes off after a day of riding during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wrangler Shad Boardman rides into a pasture during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers lead a herd of wild horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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A wrangler holds a saddle horn during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle, left, and Kail Mantle enjoy a moment in the pasture with their horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wrangler wait to drive a herd of horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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The stitched head of a horse on the boots of a wrangler during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle chases a horse trying to break away during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Wranglers lead a herd of wild horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle enjoys a moment in the pasture with her horses during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Renee Mantle, left, and Kail Mantle ride during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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The spurs on a wrangler's boots during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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A horse reacts in the pasture during Montana Horses' annual horse drive outside Three Forks. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS