Learn more about long distance riding

with Gillian  Larson

| 10,000+ wilderness miles

| backcountry equestrian camping

| plan your own adventure

Ever since her first long-distance ride in 2014, when she discovered how difficult it was to find comprehensive information to help her plan and execute her journey, Gillian has been committed to sharing what she has learned with others. While her personal focus has been on completing thru-rides of wilderness trails, Gillian understands that most people are mainly interested in being able to enjoy camping overnight in backcountry areas with their horse or mule . . . and maybe few friends, too. So, whether you are just beginning to explore equestrian camping, or making ambitious goals for long-distance travel, Gillian can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to reach your goals.
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Online Course

Backcountry Equestrian Camping

Backcountry Equestrian Camping

This online course provides detailed information and instruction regarding all aspects of overnight camping trips with your equine companion on backcountry trails. Through written material, video demonstrations, and downloadable PDFs you will gain knowledge and skills about how to prepare for and plan an overnight trip, the gear you need for you and your horse or mule and how to carry
it, navigation and communication tools, stock containment methods, nutrition, first aid, hoof care, bear awareness, and “Leave No Trace” principles.
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Handbooks

Wilderness Equestrian Camping

Handbooks

Are you interested in learning how to camp with your equine in the backcountry? Want to know everything that’s involved in planning and executing a successful long-distance trail ride? Then check out Gillian’s handbooks on these topics, designed to be comprehensive and affordable guides based on her experiences.
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Workshops

Attend an in-person workshop with your horse.

Workshops

Let Gillian share what she has learned with you in a fun and informative workshop setting. Bring your horse for a weekend at a Central Coast equestrian campground, where you will explore topics such as gear, trip planning, stock containment, navigation, nutrition, and so much more. Daily trail rides and hands-on demonstrations and practice. A great way to get prepared to make your own backcountry horse travel dreams come true.
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Guided Overnight Trips

Small group weekend trips with individualized instruction.

Guided Overnight Trips

Take the next step to your own overnight horse camping trips by joining one of Gillian’s guided rides that combine personal coaching with back country adventure. She will accompany you and your horse with up to three other riders on a weekend outing along a scenic mountain
trail. Provides pre-trip instruction, packing and stock containment tips, and on-site guidance with an incredible outdoor experience for you and your equine partner.
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Consultations & Trail Planning

Arrange a one-on-one consultation with Gillian

Consultations & Trail Planning

If you’d like some personalized advice about long-distance riding or backcountry camping, you can arrange an individual consultation session. Gillian can also help you with planning a trip, from suggesting a location and trail, to being sure you know about permits and regulations, to providing a daily itinerary with potential campsites.
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