There’s nothing quite like seeing the wilderness on horseback.
Tie on your bedroll and explore the West on horseback, crossing rivers and climbing to beautiful vistas. Red Desert, Wyoming
Photo: Becca Parkinson
We’ll take you from the NOLS-owned and -operated Three Peaks Ranch into the wilderness and immerse you in the basics of Western horsepacking skills—care and feeding, horse behavior and herd dynamics, tack, saddling, and riding—and other unique experiences of packing and traveling with horses.
You’ll care for your saddle horse and work together with a partner to load and lead your packhorse. You’ll also be in charge of your own wellbeing in the backcountry, learning how to choose a good campsite and cook a good meal.
Share this wilderness experience not only with your fellow students and instructors, but also with the worthy companionship of horses.
16 and over (Average age 19)
June 2-June 22, 2014
June 10-June 30, 2014
June 23-July 13, 2014
July 6-July 26, 2014
July 17-August 6, 2014
July 31-August 20, 2014