Holidays on Horseback: UC Davis Extension
Summer Horsepacking Adventures
UC Davis Extension’s summer horsepacking programs teach students from the back of a horse, with the Sierra Nevada mountain range serving as the classroom. The courses combine a superb outdoor adventure with a rare opportunity to learn about wild horses, livestock management and hands-on veterinary medicine. Students spend “class time” immersed in either the rugged High Sierra country or the Inyo National Forest of California, surrounded by blooming wildflowers, mountain meadows and towering vistas.
The courses run four to seven days and give students the chance to explore the splendor of these pristine lands — an opportunity most may never experience — and embrace the beauty of the horse. “It was a life-changing experience,” said student Rose Rollo.
This summer UC Davis Extension will be offering two horsepacking classes, each with its own unique adventure:
Mustangs: A Living Legacy is a special opportunity that combines a rustic outdoor adventure and a unique educational experience in exploring the biology, ecology and behaviour of a proud and beautiful animal — the North American wild horse.
June 11-14. $900. Includes horse, saddle, meals and instruction.
Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in the Wilderness is a deluxe pack trip covering the essentials of horsepacking in the wilderness, including equipment, emergency veterinary care, and feeding and managing livestock in the backcountry.
July 10-16. $1,625. Includes horse, saddle, meals and instruction.
For more information: https://extension.ucdavis.edu/areas-study/beyond-classroomequine
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