Pack Horse clinic

Pack Horse Clinic  July 14,15,16 2018

McKenzie’s Trails West is excited to host another weekend Pack horse clinic featuring notable long time guide and outfitter Ron McKenzie. With almost 50 years experience in the field, Ron is prepared  to share his substantial knowledge with the general public.


Ron McKenzie

Horses and equipment supplied –  All meals supplied – One on one instruction – Accommodations available including free non serviced camping sites – Campfire socials – Saturday night steak BBQ –

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Pack Horse Clinic 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
Pack Horse Clinic Schedule
Friday July 14 – 6:30pm Registration
Friday July 14 – 6:30 – 7:30pm Welcome BBQ
Friday July 14 – 8pm  First info session followed by round table discussion
Saturday July 15 8am Breakfast
Saturday July 15 9am Second info session followed by  hands on practice
Saturday July 15 12:30pm  Lunch
Saturday July 15 1pm Third info session followed by hands on practice
Saturday July 15 6pm Steak BBQ
Saturday July 15 7pm horses available for  independent practice
Saturday July 15 9pm Campfire social
Sunday July 16 9am Breakfast
Sunday July 16 10am Last info session followed by hands on practice
Sunday July 16 12:30pm Lunch
Sunday July 16 1pm hands on practice
Sunday July 16 3:pm Wrap up
cost per participant $500 Canadian
$100 non-refundable deposit at time of booking –  remainder due on registration
guests of participants welcome at $100/each to cover meals and facilities
waiver conditional to participation
Ron has designed his program to be useful to all levels of packers.  Whether you are a complete beginner or are just wanting to hone your backcountry skills we believe you will find immense value in this clinic.