Mustangs in the WILD
Take a step back in time as we explore the past of the Truman Meadow Area in the Inyo National Forest. Spend four days observing the free roaming herds, blooming wildflowers and other resident wildlife including the mountain lion, a horse’s natural predator. After a day in the saddle, relax, watch the sunset and enjoy a hearty meal prepared by our cook over an open fire. Each evening after dinner, discussions will be led by our experienced guides and guest speakers, focusing on the history, social behavior and uncertain future of these proud animals.
This is a trip for those who would like to experience the life of a cowboy out on the range. An active riding trip for people of all ages and riding levels. The group will operate from a base came and will ride out each day to the open range surrounded by high mountains. Don’t miss four days of hospitality, home cooking and the thrill of western life.
Day One: Meet in Bishop, California, at 8 a.m. at our Winter Address (2095 Van Loon, Bishop, CA 93514). After breakfast, we will travel to the trail head near Mono Lake where you will meet your horse and start out on a great adventure. Once in camp, the night’s camp fire talk will center around the historical background and political evolution of the wild horse populations.
Day Two: After breakfast, you’re on the trail again. We will head in a different direction each day with that day’s discussion held around the physical environment of the horse range. This includes climate, geology, water and seasonal changes. That night’s talk will focus on physiology, reproduction, behavior and nutrition of wild horses.
Day Three: This day, we will look at the relationship between the wild horses, other animals and plant life on the horse range. This will include the relationship of the mountain lion and the wild horse in the area.
Day Four: Seminar for this morning will be obtaining, training and making useable saddle horses from wild horses. Ride out to the vans and return to Bishop, arriving at about 4:00 p.m.
Dates & Pricing
May 23-26, 2020
May 30-June 2, 2020
June 4-7, 2020
Cost: $650 per person + 2% USFS fee
*Deposit: $200 Per Person
All trips are “walk only” (i.e. the horses are walking) and include three mountain gourmet meals a day, horse, tack and camp gear, plus lots of tall stories and singing around the campfire. Personal gear and sleeping bag is all that is needed. Riders of all abilities, from beginner to expert, are welcome.