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Home on the Range - Level 3

To properly prepare for our group Wilderness Pursuit must receive forms early. Read, Sign, and Send forms to Camp (P.O. Box 950, East Troy, WI 53120) at least three weeks prior to your session (June 14 for session AC4, July 5 for AC7).  
You are a true cowgirl with your horse experience! Make sure you have AT LEAST two summers of horseback riding experience (8 hours is needed). You will be traveling to Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville, Wisconsin for three days and two nights. You will  working with horses about ten hours.  First, you’ll review how to mount and dismount. Then, find out about the anatomy and history of the horse. Learn more about horse care and training and paint your horse.

What do I need to wear at the horse ranch?
  • Clothing: While you ride, you will need to wear long pants, like jeans, and sturdy shoes or boots with a defined 1/2 - 1 inch heel. These will help keep your legs and feet protected while at the ranch, while not allowing slippage in the stirrups.
  • Bring a pair of shoes/boots with a 1/2 - 1 inch heel. Please no heels higher than one inch and no boots with lug soles.
  • On your head: Helmets must also be worn at all times when working with the horses. These are provided by the ranch.
Which horse will I get?
Each ranch we use has many horses and ponies, so the ranch staff can match horse size and temperament to each camper and their experience and skill level.

You will ride in a camp van that holds 12 passengers driven by one of our trained and qualified staff members. Remember that the van needs to hold twelve people, luggage, plus some of the community belongings and food so make sure to pack light!

If you need additional information, contact the Seasonal Camp Director, Kim "Storm" Wood at kwood@gswise.org or 414-443-3997.