Horse Packing School

days 5 days nights 4 nights
Weight limit
102 kg / 225 lb

Departing from the starting point and venturing into untamed terrain with your pack of animals is an unforgettable adventure. This Packing School will equip you for this experience, focusing on sustained use of horses in exploring remote areas. Establishing a strong bond with your equine companions enhances safety and self-assurance. Acquiring the skills to anticipate and resolve challenges will ensure a smooth journey through the wilderness. 

Our team of instructors has a wealth of knowledge to impart. We invite you to participate in this transformative school to ensure the safe enjoyment of the wilderness with your equine partners.

from US$ 1 335
per tourist for 5 days
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Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 10 years old
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Photo James M.
James M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
My expertise in horsemanship training and leading wilderness pack adventures enables me to share the knowledge I've acquired from spending the majority of my life on horseback in remote, wild conditions. Navigating challenging terrain influences the structure of my workshops to ensure a safe, stable and sustainable experience for both horses and riders. Discover the advantages of a strong bond between horse and rider through practical, real-life lessons that can enhance your overall well-being.

Tour highlights

Camping in the Wilderness
A comfortable camp offers wall tents, cots - everything to make your stay comfortable and warm
Train Your Skills
You will learn how to pack and properly load mules, equine first aid, understand the horse's true qualities and problem-solving on the trail
Observe the Flora and Fauna of the Wild Lands
This area is truly a bird watchers paradise

Route details

Day 1

We meet you at our ranch in Glenwood, NM. We recommend arriving the day before and stay at a Glenwood B&B or hotel (not included in the trip cost). 

You will meet the horses and make your first steps in developing the bond with your equine partner.

Therefore, we will spend the first day training at the ranch and overnight here too.

Day 2
Ranch Training
Day 3
Off We Go
Day 4
Another Day in the Wilderness
Day 5
The Last Day of Training
Tour provider's comments

The tour is perfect for:

  • Experienced equestrians who are looking to venture into the wilderness with their horses and break away from the usual trails. 
  • Novice riders who want to improve their riding abilities in more challenging backcountry environments.

Tack: Western.
Horses: Mules, Quarter horses, Mustangs and Appaloosas.



2 nights
2 nights
2 nights
Our Guest Ranch

The center of the ranch is our hand-built log home, made from local Ponderosa trees, is the centerpiece of the ranch and offers a cozy and attractive living space. Guests can stay in our attached guest quarters, which include a large bedroom with two queen beds, a spacious private bath and Wi-Fi access. 

2 nights
Tent Camping

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

New Mexico, Catron County, Glenwood

Tour conditions


  • meals;
  • camping gear;
  • training books;
  • taxes.


  • flights;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 10 tourists


5 days
4 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Dates and Prices

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    10 – 14 Mar 5 days 4 nights
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