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56th Annual Horse And Mule Packing Class With The Legendary Smoke Elser - 1/27-3/3 - Missoula

January 5, 2018View for printing

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of packing all of your gear onto your horses and hitting the trail for parts unknown? You will learn everything you need to know to safely pack up and head to the back country with your horses or mules.

All stock and equipment is provided.

There are no age or gender restrictions on the class. This is a great class for parents and kids or couples to take together! This class is full of interesting and entertaining information, for everyone from the beginner to a more experienced rider.


Classes begin January 27th and are 3-hours, once per week for eight weeks.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Thursdays at 7 p.m

All classes at 3800 Rattlesnake Dr., Missoula, MT

The course is $250, payable by cash, check or credit card.

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Smoke Elser's 3 Miles An Hour

It is the speed of a horse and some folks say the best way to see and savor a life well lived. This is the story of retired back-country outfitter Smoke Elser. His vision of wilderness has always included people. This program takes you into the Bob Marshall wilderness as Elser shares his history, passion and connection to the outdoors.



Back Country Horsemen of Montana OUR PURPOSE; To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America's back country and wilderness. To work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use. To assist various agencies responsible for the maintenance and management of public lands. To educate, encourage, and solicit active participation in the wise and sustained use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public, commensurate with our heritage. Foster and encourage formation of new Back Country Horsemen organizations.
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