Hello Trail Rider,
Getting riders up to speed on handling horses and mules in backcountry is one of my greatest joys. You'll get to know time tested techniques to mountain ride, pack mules, lead a pack string, camp, along with problem solving training. Plus equine first aid, shoeing, and many safety principals. Stay at our ranch, we start up the moment you arrive, and after clinic advice included.
- Learn the art of mountain horsemanship and mule packing.
- Gain confidence, experience and safety.
- Get to know all the techniques for safe and knowledgeable handling of mules and guiding a string through back county.
Clinic outline . . .
$585.00 per student, plus 8.5% tax.
(Please call or email for clinic schedule) [ Photos
I came to Jim Mater's packing clinic with several seasons of horse packing on sawbucks through the Colorado Rockies under my belt. However, I wanted to learn more about different styles of packing and working with mules off Decker Pack Saddles. I was not disappointed. Jim and his crew really know their stuff. They treated me like royalty and still packed more knowlegde into 3 days than anyone could learn over years of doing it on their own. The crew at U-Trail have my respect and admiration for a job well done. I hope to return and ride with them again one day. Thanks again Jim and Happy Trails.
Bob Belknap, Winchester, Wi.
] Mule Clinic III
] Gila Pack Clinic
] Saddle up a horse
] Put in a bridle
Just thought I would drop you a line to say thanks for a wonderful wilderness clinic. I really enjoyed learning about packing. I was really impressed by the knowledge and expertise and the work involved in such a clinic.
Dave Kitchen, Holt, MO