Pack Horse School

Imagine the possibilities of packing up your gear and exploring the back country on your own.

McKenzie’s Trails West is excited to host another Pack horse clinic featuring notable long time guide and outfitter Darren McKenzie.

With almost 50 years experience packing horses in to the back country, Darren is happy to share his substantial knowledge with the general public.

  • Includes all horses and equipment
  • One on one instruction
  • Free non serviced campsite
  • lunch and BBQ steak supper included
  • Refresher discounts
Ron McKenzie
Ron McKenzie


Pack Horse School Course Outline
  • saddles
  • cinching
  • equipment
  • gear
  • packing boxes
  • hanging boxes
  • top pack
  • diamond hitch
  • variations of the diamond hitch
  • duffel loads and hitches
  • mantis hitch
  • problem packs
  • tail ties
  • pack string management
$100 non-refundable deposit at time of booking –  remainder due on registration