Our purpose is to perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America's back country and wilderness.
To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
The Duckabush Trail starts in Olympic National Forest, about 20 miles from Quilcene, Washington. It follows a remote stretch of the Duckabush River, crosses the Brothers Wilderness, then enters Olympic National Park from the east. In 2011 it went up in flames.
The Mesa Verde Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Colorado established a program for teaching their local Girl Scout Troop 1192, based in Dolores, CO, about responsible recreation while giving them an opportunity to earn their Camping Badges.
In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, BLM-Utah’s crew recently set out on a unique trip into Red Mountain Wilderness supported by the BCHU Southwest Chapter and Snow Canyon Trail Rides.
“I led my first pack string ever... me at 12 years old!!! I will NEVER forget it.” Kobi Mathies I am from Kansas, and had never ridden a horse until June 23rd. My first true Back Country Horseman trip was with my Grandfather on July 11th, 2014.