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Mustangs: A Living Legacy

Track and observe wild mustangs in the last remaining herd area not managed by man in the barren and remote high desert area of Pizona in Inyo National Forest, which plays host to North America’s wildest bands of mustangs. This trip combines a superb outdoor adventure with a unique educational experience.

Spend four days observing and photographing the free-roaming herds, blooming wildflowers and other resident wildlife. Enjoy awe-inspiring vistas with their rugged beauty and stunning mountain sunsets. Experienced guides and instructors will lead evening discussions on the history, social behavior and uncertain future of these proud animals. While this adventure is open to any level rider, you should be prepared to ride three to six hours a day with a break for lunch. The group will operate from a base central meadow camp and ride out each day to open range.


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.


Sun., Mon., Tue., Sat., 7:00am to 3:00pm, Jun 08 to Jun 11


Benton - Benton Hot Springs 55137 California 120, Benton CA 93512

Section Notes

Participants will pack into a base camp in the Pizona Springs wilderness where they will spend the duration of the class. Participants will spend approximately six hours in the saddle each day.



Fee $900.00

Enrollment Policies

Refunds less a $150 processing fee, will be given only if we receive written notification prior to May 10, 2019. No refunds after May 10, 2019.

This course does not offer any form of discounts.

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"This course provided a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The instructors and staff went above and beyond.”"

June Wynhoff