24. January 2009 · Comments Off on Backcountry Skills Clinic 2009 · Categories: Training Events

Backcountry Skills Clinic-Saturday, March 21, 2009 -Circle G Ranch
07:30 – 08:30    Registration & Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate

PRESENTATIONS: Main Barn – Indoor Arena (unheated)

Start   Time    Presentation
08:30    5 Min   Welcome & BCHI Information
08:35   55      Packing Equipment (what we take and why)
09:30   30      Idaho Brand Inspector (what you need to know)
10:00   45      Wilderness First Responders (911 is not an option)
10:45   60      From you’re horse point of view (David Hayes)
13:00   60      Building a Safe Trail Horse  (Shannon Allison)
14:00    30      Trailer Safety    (Hauling your friend safely)

Visit our Library of backcountry information at http://www.sbbch.org

(Workshops) HANDS ON AREA: 10:00 to 16:00
Useful Knots and Hitches
Securing your stock in the backcountry
Minimum Impact camping Techniques
Evaluating your horses hooves (Ms Smith & Ms Hart)

Stock Packing & Load Building    (Packing Team)
Pack Saddles (Types & Fitting)
Packing Boxes and Bags (Keeping Packing Simple)
Packing manties & advanced loads (Packing Techniques)

Lunch is being catered by the Members of the local 4H, as a fund raiser.

Donations will be happily accepted.

Featured Presenters:

Dr. David Hayes: Idaho State Veterinarian.  David’s special professional interests are equine reproduction, lameness, and dentistry. His personal interests are horse training, rodeo, and mountain experiences. Dr. Hayes has presented at a number of our skills clinic and we are looking forward to having him present again this year.

Larry Hayhurst:  Idaho State Brand Inspector has presented at a number of our skills clinics and his presentations always generate a lot of questions and interest.

Shannon Allison has been training horses for the past 20 years.  He has been working for the Simplot Livestock Company in Grand View Idaho for the last 10 years, getting “Real World” horses like yours ready for “Real World” situations.

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