PACKING SCHOOL

HORSE AND MULE PACKING SCHOOL: by Peter Vester, in collaboration with Maestrat Equestre.

Packing school-basic: Learn how to pack and lead packhorses/mules in the wilderness. Learn how to camp with horses, and basic knots and slings and rope-splicing. A “Run through” of different types of packsaddles, packing equipment and how to fit it to individual animals.

Packing school-pro: This course includes the “basic”, but also how to manage livestock in the wilderness/backcountry, how to prevent and treat colic in the trail equine, how to select campsites and “move-camp” exercises, how to minimize impact on wilderness/backcountry, how to select horses and mules for the backcountry. TRAIL SAFETY, nutritional needs of packanimals, how to…

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