UC Davis Summer Horsepacking Courses for Outdoor Enthusiasts

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s popular summer horsepacking courses are now available.
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UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s popular summer horsepacking courses are now available.

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s popular summer horsepacking courses are now available. Featuring two unique outdoor adventures that take participants into the California wilderness on horseback, these courses offer a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Track wild horses and relive the Old West in the seldom-visited Pizona area of Inyo National Forest with the four-day course, Mustangs: A Living Legacy. From a central meadow camp, riders track mustangs in their natural pinyon forest habitat and learn the social behavior of the horses and their current struggle. The trip runs from June 12-15 and is a special opportunity to enjoy a rustic outdoor adventure and a unique educational experience, exploring the biology, ecology and behavior of a proud and beautiful animal—the North American wild horse. Download the itinerary.

Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in the Wilderness is a deluxe seven-day pack trip that covers the essentials of horsepacking in the wilderness—with the Golden Trout Wilderness of the High Sierra as your laboratory. The instructor will discuss equipment, emergency veterinary care, feeding and managing livestock in the backcountry. Trip runs from July 11-17. Download the itinerary.

Also of interest for equine enthusiasts are UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s new online Equine Science courses. For horse owners or aspiring owners, and those engaged in an equine enterprise such as boarding or training, these courses offer valuable, scientifically based fundamentals, so owning a horse is fun and the needs of the horse are properly met. Upcoming courses include Introduction to Equine Science: Production and Management, starting February 20, and Equine Nutrition: Eating Like a Horse, starting March 6.

For more information or to enroll, call 800-752-0881, email cpeinfo@ucdavis.edu or visit our website.

About UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

For more than 60 years, the UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education has blended the distinctive academic expertise of UC Davis with practical training that immediately improves capability and job performance. This “Career Curriculum” supports working professionals as they refresh and expand job skills over the course of their careers.

With 74,000 annual enrollments in professional, academic and enrichment courses and more than 2 million enrollments on Coursera, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education serves lifelong learners in the growing Sacramento region, all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

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