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RENO, NEVADA

Wild Horses of the West: America's Living Legends

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Program #4341RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Reno is located at 4400'. Field trips will visit areas over 5000'

Itinerary for Jun 2 — Jun 6, 2013

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Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: On-site restaurant

Contact info:
1981 Terminal Way
Reno, NV 89502 USA
phone: 775-348-9722
Room amenities: irons, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Heated outdoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, putting green, fitness room, valet laundry

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel directly
Cannot guarantee the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 02 - Check in to hotel and register for the program, w...
Check in to hotel and register for the program, wine/cider social in the hotel meeting room, followed by dinner and an orientation, get-acquainted meeting

Arrive To: Check in to the hotel after 4 p.m. and register for Road Scholar.

Dinner: Wine/cider social followed by dinner in the hotel meeting room.

Evening: Orientation and get-acquainted meeting.

Lodging: Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: On-site restaurant

Contact info:
1981 Terminal Way
Reno, NV 89502 USA
phone: 775-348-9722
Room amenities: irons, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Heated outdoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, putting green, fitness room, valet laundry

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel directly
Cannot guarantee the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 03 - Field trip to BLM's Palomino Valley facility, vis...
Field trip to BLM's Palomino Valley facility, visit to Horses for the Spirit facility and demonstration, evening program with wild horse photographer

Note: Walking up to a half mile and standing in the sun during the visit to Palomino Valley

Breakfast: A full buffet breakfast in the hotel meeting room, or breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: A representative from the Bureau of Land Management joins us to present the Bureau's views on wild horse management issues. The Bureau of Land Management's top priority is to ensure the health of the public lands so that the species depending on them including the nation's wild horses and burros – can thrive. To achieve that end, the BLM's wild horse and burro program must be put on a sustainable course that benefits the animals, the land, and the American taxpayer." BLM Director Bob Abbey. Board the motor coach for our field trip to thMeet with staff at the Center and learn how the wild horses are gathered, how they are treated and how adoptions are handled. Observe the wild horses at the facility.The BLM gathers wild horses from July to February and first brings them to Palomino Valley Center. At the facility, the animals receive veterinary care, an individual freeze mark, inoculations and they are separated by gender. The horses are held at the facility until they are ready to be offered for adoption, either locally or at an event or another BLM facility. N e BLM"s Palomino Valley facility.

Lunch: We enjoy a picnic lunch.

Afternoon: We visit the facility of the Horses for the Spirit to learn about their programs and watch a demonstration of how participants work with horses. Horses for the Spirit is a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to offering Equine Assisted Learning programs to youth in Washoe County. their programs have been developed to teach positive life and social skills to kids generally between the ages 12 and 19. Although the target audience is primarily kids at risk of failing in traditional settings, it is their dream to serve all kids in the community who have a desire to or need to be in one of their programs. N

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel meeting room.

Evening: Meet a local wild horse photographer and learn how he gets his pictures of the wild horses.

Lodging: Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: On-site restaurant

Contact info:
1981 Terminal Way
Reno, NV 89502 USA
phone: 775-348-9722
Room amenities: irons, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Heated outdoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, putting green, fitness room, valet laundry

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel directly
Cannot guarantee the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 04 - Field trip to visit the Nevada State Prison's hor...
Field trip to visit the Nevada State Prison's horse gentling program, visit the Nevada State Museum and the state capital

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel restaurant.

Morning: Board the motor coach for an all-day field trip. First stop is the Northern Nevada Correctional Center to observe inmates working in the wild horse gentling program. Meet with prison staff to learn about the program. Meet the inmates and horses and see a demonstration of the training.The Northern Nevada Correctional Center/Stewart Conservation Camp Saddle Horse Training Program is a cooperative partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), and the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDOA). The program gentles and trains wild horses for adoption. About 40-60 wild horses are trained and adopted at the facility each year.

Lunch: Lunch in Carson City at a local restaurant. Carson City is the capital of the State of Nevada. The population was 52,457 at the 2000 census.Like many towns in Nevada, Carson City was founded in the early boom days of mining. A center of silver mining, Carson City was the county seat of the former Ormsby County and was named for explorer Kit Carson.

Afternoon: Our next stop is the Nevada State Museum.This building was originally erected in 1870 as the U.S. Mint, which coined more than $49,000,000 until 1893. Now a museum, it hosts about 250,000 visitors each year and has become famous for exhibits such as The Chinese Experience, the Dat So La Lee Washoe Indian baskets and Coin Press No. 1. Nevada's wildlife is also featured, namely the ubiquitous coyote, elusive mountain lion, majestic golden eagle, bothersome badger and the mischievous black bear. The silver dining service from the USS Nevada battleship, fashioned with silver from the Tonopah mine and gold from Goldfield, is also on display. We continue our field trip with a visit to the Nevada State Capitol Building. For many years after its 1870 construction, Nevada's capitol building stood a lonely vigil in the center of Carson City. Grounds for the capitol complex had been set aside by town father Abe Curry, but Nevada started out small, and the need for big government had not developed. Now, more than 130 years later, the building is still used, standing as a testament to the foresight of Nevada's founding fathers. Other grand Carson City buildings surround the capitol, marking the incredible growth of Nevada's capital city. But the capitol building, constructed of native sandstone, holds the special designation of second oldest capitol building west of the Mississippi River

Dinner: We enjoy dinner served in the hotel meeting room or hotel restaurant.

Evening: Relax with a free evening after a full day.

Lodging: Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: On-site restaurant

Contact info:
1981 Terminal Way
Reno, NV 89502 USA
phone: 775-348-9722
Room amenities: irons, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Heated outdoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, putting green, fitness room, valet laundry

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel directly
Cannot guarantee the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 05 - Field trip to Dayton to observe horses in their n...
Field trip to Dayton to observe horses in their natural habitat, visit Virginia City

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel restaurant.

Morning: We board the motor coach to travel east of Carson City to an area where bands of wild horses roam to observe them in their natural habitat.

Lunch: We continue to Virginia City where we enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. wThe 19th century mining boom turned Virginia City into the most important settlement between Denver and San Francisco; and grubby prospectors into instant millionaires. They built mansions, imported furniture and fashions from Europe and the Orient, and helped finance the Civil War... and then went on to build empires around the world. The finest example being San Francisco.

Afternoon: Continuing our visit to Virginia City we visit the Fourth Ward School and Piper's Opera House.

Dinner: We return to the hotel for dinner in the meeting room.

Evening: We watch a DVD about wild horses.

Lodging: Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, June 06 - Farewell breakfast, program highlights and wrap-u...
Depart From: Program ends after breakfast.

Breakfast: We gather for a farewell breakfast and program wrap-up.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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