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2023 Intro to Backcountry Mule Packing

Class Content and Schedule


  • Arrive at Pack Station by 11:30 AM on TBA 2023.
  • Lunch and Orientation at 12 Noon.
  • Afternoon class begins at 1PM and lasts until 5Pm.
  • Dinner at 6:30PM.
  • Fireside chat from 7PM to 8:30 PM.
  • Next morning, Breakfast at 7:00 AM. 
  • Class from 8-Noon. Lunch. 
  • Afternoon session begins at 1 PM and goes until 5:30. 
  • Dinner at 6:30. 
  • Fireside chat from, 7 to 8 :30PM. 
  • Final Day, Breakfast at 7 AM. 
  • Packing from 8 to Noon.

  • CONTENT
  • SAFETY AROUND STOCK BOTH HORSES AND MULES
  • PERSONALITY OF THE MULE
  • SADDLING 
  • MAKING UP LOADS AND TYING A HITCH (BOX AND DIAMOND)
  • MAKING UP A STRING AND LEADING
  • TRAIL PRACTICE

CERTIFICATE of ACHIEVEMENT

COST PER STUDENT-$525.00

NOTE: The Packing Class will not be held as a private event.  Anyone is welcome to sign up!

*Each person signing up for the class must be able to lift 50 to 75lbs. 

*Each person must have riding skills. 



WHAT TO BRING

Wearing the proper attire- No open toed shoes.  Wear cowboy boots, jeans, long sleeved shirts.  Shirts with snaps are most suitable.  Hat is optional.

Bring Sleeping bag, bed roll, pillow, personal items, bath towels, flashlight or headlamp, extra batteries.  If you have any questions, give us a call.  (559) 304-0251-Tracy Terzian