Wilderness Archery Elk Guid Training Packer School Training Wrangler School Training Wyoming


Personalized Wrangler School

No school in the world offers this type of specialized training.

Bliss Creek Outfitters adds another unique and exciting school to life - Wrangler School.

You will spend four-weeks learning everything you need to know about wrangling for a hunting camp or working-ranch. Like our Private Guide Training, in this school you have the ultimate advantage. First you will be the only student in class. Next, the class is often held at times when clients are present. Therefore, you can practice in a real-life setting. Learn horsemanship, shoeing, packing, catching horses, saddling for you and clients, and even training horses and mules.

This school also gives you the student responsibility from day one. We expect our students to be an active part of their education. Willingness to ask questions, willingness to be active in the maintenance of your camp or classroom by keeping it clean. Participation in your day to day education is essential to your success. If you have the desire to learn more about training horses and mules, that is what your class will consist of - Training. Or, if you have the desire to learn more about shoeing, then that is what we will work on.

The biggest difference between our Guide and Wrangler schools is the time you spend with the horses and mules. During our wrangler school, your time is spent learning the ins and outs of horse and mule care, riding, training and so on. You have the option to learn how to start a young mule and learn how to put the first ride on a youngster. You also have the option to work with "problem" mules or horses and learn how to fix these problems.

"Personalized Wrangler School" is the ultimate in wrangler training and is held in January, February. March, May, August, September, October, November and December. Cost of the class is $1,525.00 per week - $6,200.00 for the four week school. Remember, there is only one student per class, YOU!

Some of the material covered during your class is as follows. Bliss Creek Outfitters reserves the right to alter the curriculum as needed.
Horse & Mulemanship
1. Catching Horses/Mules 1. Shoeing Tools
2. Saddling Horse/Mules 2. Trimming
3. Training Horses/Mules 3. Shoeing Horses/Mules
4. Packing


5. Riding Horses/Mules
Camp Set-Up & Equipment
Client Care & Camp Care
1. Tent Care
1. Clients First Rule
2. Lantern Care & Set-up 2. Camp upkeep & maintenance

3. Cross-Cut Saw Use & Safety

4. Axe Use & Safety  
5. Setting up a Tent Camp  

About Our One-on-One School

Held in beautiful Cody, Wyoming, the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Bliss Creek Outfitters began teaching a guide school in 1993. We specialize in training successful Archery Elk guides, packers and wranglers.

Class is held where you want! We will utilize Bliss Creek Ranch and if climate allows, the Washakie Wilderness, during your stay. You will cover wrangler skills, shoeing, training, horse and mulemanship, first-aid and more.

The advantage Bliss Creek Outfitters Wrangler School gives you is our reputation for training successful wranglers. We concentrate on technical and advanced training to give our students the advantage.

Tuition & Fees

Bliss Creek Outfitters requires a 50% non-refundable deposit along with your application to reserve your place in any of our schools. We accept students on a first-come-first-serve basis. We do not require a home-study course. The cost of the school includes meals and lodging during the 4-week school ONLY. Any personal equipment is the responsibility of the student. All transportation is the responsibility of the student including airline fees, rental cars, etc. There are no refunds of any depsoits or tuition fees paid.

Class Schedule

Class is held six (6) days per week. Although the daily schedule varies, generally class is held from 8AM to 6PM, with a one-hour lunch. Breakfast is generally held at 7:30AM and dinner is held at 6PM. Each class schedule is personally designed for the individual student.

Grading System

Students will be graded on a scale of A+ (Exceptional Pass) to F (Fail). Students will take several quizzes each week. Not all quizzes will be announced. Students will also take several hands-on tests during the school. Your final exam will be taken the final day of class. Student will be graded on Work Ethic, Shoeing, Horsemanship, Training Ability, Quizzes and the Final Exam.

Job Placement

Students will receive job placement assistance if they request it. Those students wishing to go to work right away will be placed with outfitters or ranches. We have a great network of outfitters looking for qualified guides. If you wish to work immediately after school, we encourage you to come prepared to go right to work.

School Facilities

Bliss Creek Outfitters offers top-notch facilities and equipment for our students. During mild temperature months, we offer a camp-like setting with waterproof, heated canvas wall-tents for sleeping, heated shower tent, large cook tent for family style meals, a heated classroom and equine facilities for packing, riding and training. Our horses and mules are dude friendly for those that have never ridden before.

Refund Policy

Full tuition and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The school will however, accept a replacement student in the event you cancel, and if a replacement is found, either through your effort's or the school's, the school will transfer your depoist and tuition fees to a class the following year. If a student withdraws from the school for any reason, prior to completion of the course, there is no refund of any deposits or tuition fees paid.

Our school is only for those men and women who are VERY serious about becoming a professional wrangler. This is the most demanding wrangler school in the world. We turn out only the best wranglers the United States. Wrangling is a very demanding, yet rewarding field. If you think you have what it takes, give us a call. We will teach you what you need to know to become a top-notch wrangler.

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