3 different images consisting of pack strings, portraying safe packing in the mountains and packing

Safety is a key component of all Pack Stock Center of Excellence activities. The Center facilitates a culture of safety relative to pack stock use and horsemanship by providing technical expertise, leadership and guidance including:

  • A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) template for stock use and handling for the Region
  • Coordination with equestrian partner organizations and volunteers
  • Training for agency staff and partners on safe use of pack stock, riding animals and primitive tools
  • Recommendations for safety equipment and tack