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Owens Valley Horse Drive

Owens Valley Horse Drive
California USA

Drive 80 head of horses and mules over 80 miles between the winter range in the Owens Valley and the summer headquarters in the High Sierra. The drives start early in the morning in order to move during the cool of the day. Camp is made early afternoon. The cook and camp crew have a comfortable camp set up in advance of each arrival. There's all the good food you can eat served chuck wagon style and a place to swim at most every camp. Tents are provided, but many prefer to sleep under the stars. Just bring your sleeping bag and personal gear. The riding groups consist of people from many different walks of life and location, but all share a love of the out of doors and a good horse to ride. Each guest will be fit to their own horse and saddle for the duration of the trip. Bring your own saddle if you wish.

This is one of the slower horse drives we offer, but you should have some prior riding experience to join this trip.

All participants are required to fill out and sign a Release Form before starting the trip!

Horse Drive
Camping Ride with pack horses
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Spring Drive: Lower Corral of the Pack Station Fall Drive: Bishop
Airport: Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH)
Transfer: --
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 25 riders

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    Owens Valley Horse Drive
    Tour Code: HDCA01
    4 days / 4 nights
    Dates : June & Sept

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Basic
    Lodging Level Explained
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2024 06/14 - 06/18 4d / 4n 4 day spring horse drive 4 /25 Expired
    B 2024 09/14 - 09/17 4d / 3n 4 day fall horse drive 4 /25 Reserve
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    Tack: Western
    Horses: Mostly quarterhorse mix
    Pace: Walk, trot, canter
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH)
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