I recently attended Swan Mountain Wilderness Guide School’s 6 day wrangler course.  It was an outstanding experience from start to finish.  I was hesitant going into the course as my horse knowledge and experience was virtually non-existent.  I was quickly put at ease when I met the welcoming instructors and my classmates.  Throughout the week we had multiple instructors; all of whom were excellent teachers and demonstrated hands on learning exercises with horses and mules.   We covered a wide range of horsemanship and wrangling techniques from basic to advance.  My confidence around horses has grown immensely and I would feel capable safely guiding trail rides.  After class was done for the day, we would have dinner and congregate around the campfire, tell stories and have some laughs.  The knowledge, friends and overall experience I gained was valuable and was the perfect way to enjoy time in Montana.