Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in the Wilderness
This deluxe, seven-day pack trip covers the essentials of horsepacking with the Golden Trout Wilderness of the High Sierra as your laboratory. Past participants have acclaimed it as an outstanding adventure. The instructors will discuss equipment, emergency veterinary care, feeding and managing livestock in the backcountry, and more.
Lecture and laboratory topics include:
- Wilderness conduct of people
- Trail riding safety and horse equipment
- Methods of feeding livestock in the backcountry
- Management of livestock
- Preventative medicine
- Evaluating the normal horse
- Treating a hurt or sick horse in the wilderness
- Packing equipment, fitting saddles, making loads, hitches and leading strings of mules
- Veterinary skills including physical examination, floating teeth, intramuscular/IV injections, applying wraps, animal restraint and aging horses
Additional information is available on request.
Craig London, D.V.M., is co-owner of Rock Creek Pack Station and Mt. Whitney Pack Trains in the southeastern Sierra Nevada mountains. He practices veterinary medicine in Bishop and has taught many UC Davis Extension courses on veterinary care and wilderness horsepacking.
Janet Roser, Ph.D., is a professor with the Department of Animal Science, UC Davis. She directs and teaches the equine program and carries out research in the area of hormone regulation of reproductive function in the stallion and mare.
July 7-13: Sun.-Sat., 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Pack Station at Horseshoe Meadows, Horseshoe Meadows Rd, Lone Pine, CA
$1,625.00 Includes horse, saddle, meals and instruction.
3 quarter units academic credit, X407.1
Refunds, less a $150 processing fee, will be given only if we receive written notification prior to June 7, 2013. No refunds after June 7, 2013.
"One of the best adventures I've been on!"
"This class was a life-changing experience! It was the perfect learning environment and offered valuable face time with the instructors and veterinarians. I now feel better prepared to take the next step in getting a horse and have more self-confidence in handling animals."
"What I valued most was seeing a top notch pack station in action and the knowledge that instructor Craig London shared."