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Pro 30 Guide Series Wilderness Packing / Western Horsemanship Course

The SFG Packing and horsemanship course is designed to incorporate comprehensive training in several areas of western style horseback riding and wilderness packing skills. The course provides 60 hours of combined indoor and outdoor classroom and hands on outdoor experience. The student will be trained in the extensive skills a backwoods hunting guide or personal experience one require. The outline below are the highlights of the course content. The student is supplied with an individual study and notes syllabus along with the required study text books. A student planned (2) Day wilderness overnight pack trip will be accomplished within course.

  1. Wilderness Packing – 20 hours
  1. Sawbucks saddle applications
  2. Decker saddle applications
  3. Packing knots
  4. Special equipment loading
  5. Trail riding tips and Techniques
  6. Common problem solving
  7. Horse and mule packing and behavior
  1. Horsemanship–20 hours
  2. Parelli Natural Horsemanship
  3. Clint Anderson methods
  1. Ground Training - Online
  2. Saddling and Bridling
  3. Riding styles
  4. Reining styles
  5. Control Points
  1. Equine Management – 20 hours
  1. Hoof and foot care
  2. Farrier shoeing cold shoe and hot shoe
  3. Equine feeding habits
  4. Feed types
  5. Common Equine problems
  6. Health management
  7. Trailering and loading
  8. Tack repair and maintenance





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