Category Archives: Horse Wrangling in the Yukon

A collection of stories and lessons I learned while working as a horse wrangler for a hunting outfit in the Yukon Territory of Canada.

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The Lessonslearnedinthebush Blog was created as a place for me to put down stories of the time I spent living and working in the bush.  For a time, after losing my second child, it became the safe, anonymous place for … Continue reading

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Singing the Darkness Away

It was late in the season as we moved camp for the umpteenth time to a remote site bordered by snowy mountains in the pristine wilderness of the Yukon Territory. By now I was well-broke in to wrangling horses in … Continue reading

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The Agony of the Leaves

The season I worked as a horse wrangler in the Yukon wilderness, there was a little ritual that I looked forward to each day, called “tea time”. One of the guides I worked with carried a little tea pot in … Continue reading

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When is Enough, Enough?

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words what your mind has been mulling over. Lately it’s been that way for me. I guess I just need to start somewhere. Over the holidays I was sick with a touch of the … Continue reading

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The Pamper Pole

Another lifetime ago, I attended a Torchbearers School in Sweden, that features a pretty awesome high ropes obstacle course. It started with 10 meter climb up a climbing wall to the obstacle course high up in the trees, and finished … Continue reading

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The Day I Walked All Day Long

There was a day working for the outfit in the Yukon, north of Watson’s Lake that I pretty much walked for fourteen hours. As usually I was up in the wee dark hours of early morning, poking contacts into my … Continue reading

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To Make a Pie in the Bush

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One of the skills necessary for a cook in a Hunting Camp or Trail-riding Camp is knowing how to bake a pie.  For some reason it is an expectation of many guests that they will be treated to a homemade … Continue reading

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