Yosemite’s renowned stock program has roots in the 1890s, when U.S. cavalry soldiers served as inaugural park rangers. Today, rangers use horses and mules to support search and rescue operations, carry out ceremonial duties, deliver supplies over tricky terrain, connect with visitors, and more.

This year, your gifts enabled the park to bring in seven new “four-legged rangers” to join the mounted patrol and pack teams. As the new horses and mules began their service in the park, older ones were adopted out to new owners ready to provide them with a well-earned retirement.

Your support helped Yosemite’s stock program continue to shine as a leading cultural institution in the National Park System.

Completed in partnership with Yosemite National Park.

Justin Fey

Mounted Patrol Program Manager, Yosemite National Park

Project Notes

Yosemite’s mounted patrol is surrounded by a celebrated history and tradition. Continued support from Yosemite Conservancy allows us to secure that legacy for the next generation of rangers and visitors to experience.