Cameron Advanced Mobility’s Horsemanship Course was designed to provide a service whereby students of varying degrees of experience, from bare novice to seasoned horsemen, are able to learn about, practice and participate in controlled interactive educational experiences with and about horses and mules, their care and uses. In particular, this seminar will focus on the uses and possibilities of horses and mules where packing teams are self-contained in mountainous wilderness environments. The seminar shall have two areas of emphasis: (1) communal class time where discussions will be led by persons of differing specialties, and (2) hands on experience where there shall be no more than two students per instructor. Instructors shall be knowledgeable, competent and experienced in packing and horse travel. During the week long seminar the learning environment will progress from (a) initial introduction to (b) learning about and working with stock and tack (c) self- contained cross country wilderness travel.
CAM Horsemanship training will take place in Nye, Montana, on a working cattle ranch. The ranch is on 4000 private acres in the Beartooth Mountains. All instructors are college educated and have spent decades teaching their craft to the many varieties of people that the outfitting business has brought them in contact with over those years. Their collective experiences over the years have taught them the most effective means of getting the need to know information across while maintaining the safety and well-being of both horse and student!
Over the 5 day course the students will encounter many different types of terrain that the Montana back country has to offer. From mountainous steep ascents to rocky descents and river crossings, the students will walk away from the CAM Horsemanship course with a solid working knowledge of what it takes to move multiple miles cross country on horseback. Living off the horses and learning their needs, the students will benefit from the breadth of knowledge the instructor cadre and their decades of experience in working with these animals outfitting in Montana.
Students will have a working knowledge of the tack needed to operate a single horse cross country as well as multiple horses in a group pack endeavor; as well as the considerations that need to be accounted for like distances, food, water and the overall wellbeing of the animal/animals their operating.
Teaching someone to be an accomplished horseman in just a few days is a lot to ask for but our instructors are confident they can give committed people enough information to know how to choose the type of stock they need for specific projects, how to saddle, pack and care for the animals. And the best way to interact with them while doing so.