Learn to Drive

Learn to Drive Multiple Hitches

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If you have been dreaming about experiencing the backcountry at The Outpost, and learning a thing or two, then check out our Equine Educational programs.

Equine Educational Holidays – Learn to Drive Multiple Hitches
Get the facts … debunk the fables!

Your instructor and host for these weekends will be Tim Barton, with the help of some guest clinicians.  Tim has Bachelor Degrees in both Science and Education and taught Equine Comparative Anatomy at Olds College for over 20 years.  Tim has made his living as a teacher, farrier, and guide/outfitter, and is the owner and head honcho of The Outpost.  His diverse and interesting background enables him to draw on many resources when sharing his knowledge and experiences with his students.  Besides being a fascinating and informative speaker and teacher, Tim can “tell tall tales” with the best of ‘em.  Just check with the Tennessee Mule Artist, Bonnie Shields pictured below discussing one of Tim’s Clinics! A picture is worth a thousand words, and this sketch of Bonnie’s pretty much sums up her artistic thoughts on one of Tim’s clinics!

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These packages take place at The Outpost, with wagon/stagecoach transport from the Bighorn, and all meals and accommodation included for a 3 day stay. Tim is also available to host these clinics at your facility in the off season months of December through April. If you can’t get him personally, you can also purchase his videos. Please call us at 403.762.2767 or email us at info@outpostatwardenrock.com .

Learn to Drive Multiple Hitches, 2’s, 4’s, and 6’s 3 days

Using the horses and mules at The Outpost, you will learn:

  • What to look for in a driving animal, anatomy and mind
  • How to properly fit harness for best utility of animal
  • Safety at all times
  • How to hitch up multiples
  • Use of commands, holding lines
  • Navigating obstacles, how to drive hills and get them really digging in, etc
  • Wagon transport to and from The Outpost, and all meals and accommodation included!

Gain hands on experience with all aspects of driving animals.  Anything else you want to know, just ask!  This course is beneficial to anyone considering taking up driving, and to those who already drive and want to get into driving teams and bigger hitches.

June 21-23, 2024

  • $2095

September 6-8, 2024

  • $2095

Prices quoted are in per person in Canadian dollars. Taxes are additional.
Requires minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 6, to run. Additional dates may be available.  Please let us know what dates might work for you. Packages include transport from the Bighorn to The Outpost and return, ranch style meals for the duration of your stay and cabin accommodation, as well as the educational portion.