Wilderness Packing

Wilderness Packing - Equine Educational Holidays

Equine Educational Holidays

If you have been dreaming about experiencing the backcountry at The Outpost, we have a variety of all inclusive holidays to choose from.  All packages have a three day minimum stay unless stipulated in description. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Equine Educational Holidays
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!

These packages take place at The Outpost, with wagon/stagecoach transport from the Big Horn, 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. Information about his clinics and videos is available through Marlene Quiring at 403 783 5210. You can email her at mulemama@hotmail.com .

Wilderness Packing - Equine Educational HolidaysWilderness Packing School 3 days

Horses, mules and all equipment are provided.  These 3-day sessions will teach you the basics of packing that will include:

  • How to pick the right animal for the job, anatomy and mind
  • Packsaddles and rigging, how to fit them to the animal
  • What equipment you need and how you can make some of your own
  • Wilderness safety precautions and tips
  • How to pack the animals
  • Tying the diamond
  • Managing animals in the backcountry

This clinic will be suitable for beginners but will also be helpful to those who are already packing and want further knowledge.

July 26-28, 2024

  • $2095

August 23-25, 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.