We mentioned Glenn Ryan when we blogged about our BreyerFest clinics a few weeks ago (here’s the link in case you missed it!) but let’s learn a little bit more about Glenn and his background today.
Glenn Ryan has been riding and jumping horses since he was seven, and he has developed countless horsemanship skills since then. In his free time, Glenn likes to show at Versatility Ranch Horse. Glenn graduated from college in 1975 with a degree in Natural Resources and started working for the U.S. Forest Service the day after his last final exam. For almost 30 years, (28 seasons to be precise) Glenn has been a government mule packer with additional duties as a foreman and patrolman on the trails.
Throughout his time with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service, Glenn was lucky enough to work in the 30 different wilderness areas in 6 different states. During his 15 years as the Lead Packer/Manager of the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mt. Regional Speciality Pack String, he oversaw the packing of 9,300 mule loads of cargo setting off into the wilderness and back country areas for various work projects.
Glenn is quick to give credit for much of his horsemanship and livestock skills to working on remote cattle ranches in Northern California. He will be passing on his knowledge to his clinician students and seminar attendees at BreyerFest 2019. Glenn will be teaching guests more about the techniques behind packing horses and mules by understanding different characteristics to look for in safe and dependable pack animals. He will also discuss the ins and outs of tack, in addition to different hitches for securing loads onto the pack animals.
We will unveil the full program soon and share more details about our other clinicians, so keep checking the BreyerFest Blog!
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