PACKING INFORMATION

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Packing Table

YouTube Video of Bridgerland/Wasatch Front Pack Clinic May 1st.
Knots and more....

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ONE HORSE PACKING (to view video -open link in new tab)
Western Saddle Bedroll PDF
 
English Horse Packing Video Part I
English Horse Packing Video Part II
English Saddle single horse PDF

DECKER PACKING (to view video -open link in new tab)
Secure a Load to a Decker Video
How to Manty a load Video
Decker Packing PDF



STUFF TO TAKE (to view video -open link in new tab)
Stuff to take for a 2-3 day pack trip
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Packing Gear
What to Take Video I
What To Take Video II

HITCHES (to view video -open link in new tab)
Double Diamond Hitch Video
Box Hitch Video

Knots Every Horseman should Know

Knots Slide Show I Great Knot Videos


Trail Advice

As a rule stay on trails, impact on wildlife, soil and vegetation can be minimized by traveling on constructed trails that, in many cases, have been designed to accommodate heavy use. Do not shortcut trails or switch backs. Muddy stretches and most snow banks should be crossed, rather than skirted. If you carry a saw, you can help local land managers by cutting and removing deadfall in the trail. Rerouting trails around obstacles causes vegetation damage, erosion and development of multiple paths.

When taking rest breaks, choose a site well off the trail so that others are not forced to leave the trail to go around you. When possible, pull off on a durable surface such as dry grass or sand. For short breaks, you may be able to hand - hold your horses; however, if you must tie up, choose live trees at least 8" in diameter and wrap the lead rope around the truck twice before you tie the knot. For extended breaks, use hobbles, high lines or pickets. Tend the horses often. Nervous horses which trample or paw the ground while tied can be hobbled to prevent damage to the tree roots. Manure piles should be kicked apart and scattered, and any pawed ground should be filled in.

Both rider and hiker should communicate while passing on the trail. It's good for you and it makes the horse/mule feel more comfortable with the person you are approaching.

Tips on Camping in the Backcountry



Trail Etiquette

Trail Etiquette Information  I  Trail Etiquette Slide Show


 


 



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