July 07, 2009

Donkey Care Workshop Heads for Bedfordshire

A free donkey care workshop will be held next week in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, as part of a nationwide tour.

The workshop, which will take place at Shuttleworth College on July 18 from 10am to 4pm, has been arranged by The Donkey Sanctuary to provide advice and information for donkey owners.

The Devon-based charity is running the Why Does My Donkey summer tour throughout the UK to provide owners and potential owners with practical advice on donkey behaviour.

Learn more in the Community Newswire.

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June 22, 2009

Pack-string travel: A lost art

Workshop leader keeps tradition alive (video clip online)

Time was when pack string was about the only way to get to these parts, but nowadays using mules to haul cargo through the backcountry is a dying art.

Glenn Ryan, however, is keeping the tradition alive and last week taught a weeklong course about the intricacies of hitches and handling pack stock.

Read more and watch the online video clip in the Durango Herald News.

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May 03, 2009

Training and Trust

Standing in an indoor, earthen corral at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds Saturday, Dan Porter's heart raced as he watched Kathy and Lawrence Van Dyke ride their equines in a small circle - Lawrence Van Dyke leading two mules.

"I just gotta go do that," Porter said, anticipating the riding and packing season that is barely getting underway.

Porter, of Belgrade, is one of about 80 members of the Gallatin Valley Back Country Horsemen, which seeks to educate and encourage safe and sustainable use of horses, particularly in the wilderness.

You may read the rest of this great story on the Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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