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Packing and Equine Handling

High Mountain, Inclement Weather, and hands on Training for public and U.S. Military Personnel. CALL 1-888-291-4097 for requesting/signing up for class dates. Our June 2012 course is going to be at the Bighorn Mountains, in conjunction with our Little Bighorn School. Also Teaching 5 day Packing Course Jul-Aug (exact dates to TBD) at Twisp, WA

 

Pack Animal Training

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The whole line
 

Watch that Rock Ledge
 

 

Up the Trail
 

 

Packing the Loads
 

 

Equalizing the Load
 

 

Military Packing Courses:

  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Military Packing
  • High Mountain and Extreme Terrain Packing
  • Equine Handling and Care
  • Military Packing Techniques; from current Military Doctrine
  • Specializing in movement of Heavy, Difficult, and odd shaped items
  • Improvising Saddles and Packs from available gear, using indigenous people's equipment (i.e. Saddles and Packs)

 

Military Horsemanship:

  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Horsemanship
  • High Mountain and Extreme Terrain Riding
  • Combat Riding and Emergency Procedure training
  • Safe and quick Gunfire Familiarization Training methods

 

Civilian and Historic Packing Courses:

  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Packing
  • High Mountain and Extreme Terrain Packing
  • Equine Handling and Care
  • Civilian Modern Techniques and Historic Packing Training

 

Horsemanship Courses

  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Horsemanship
  • High Mountain and Extreme Terrain Riding
  • Safe and quick Gunfire Familiarization Training methods

 

This course will cover the basic and advanced techniques of packing a Supply/PACK Animal (Mule, Horse, or Donkey), our lead instructors has been a professional outfitter each have over 25 years experience in managing pack trips and animals; as well as performing clinics in the Northwest. He is highly regarded and sought after for teaching and conducting pack trips in the rugged Cascade Mountain Range of north central Washington. Our Packing courses are normally held in the Cascade Mountains of North Central Washington (near Canadian border) at Twisp, WA. He specializes in packing odd shaped and difficult loads; such as heavy communication equipment with 20 ft antennas in difficult terrain.

You will learn correct ways to assemble a load, pack, and handle a pack animal - and much more. As well as the differences of modern packing and U.S. Army / Cavalry tactics of the past. Hint- the U.S. Cavalry did not use Pack strings as we do today. This course can be modified to meet your specific needs and schedule, it is a must for those wanting to do some back country packing, military historians, Cavalry troopers, and Military members that may serve in difficult terrain regions that require the transportation of equipment, supplies, or individuals by pack animals. Call for details and Dates.

Normal Length of Courses 7-28 days.
 

 


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