Our Journal

Welcome to Our Journal! We’ve created a journal to capture all the great moments we experience with our students, and with our endorsed guide schools. Check back often to see what’s up! -Michael Knott

Meet Michael & Julie

Howdy and Welcome! Michael and Julie Knott, Program Directors. It’s been over 5 decades now, hard to believe. That was the first I ventured to the Rockies, all eyes and ears! Ready to take on whatever they would offer and willing to give up to a still wet behind the ears 18 year old. I…

Common Questions

Common Questions What background do I need to qualify for training? A rural and hunting background can help, but more importantly come with a good attitude and a strong willingness to learn. What is the average age of students who enroll in your program, and how old is too old? The average age is mid…

School Curriculum

ELM Outfitters & Guides Training Curriculum Guidelines Approved Curriculum by the Boards of Outfitters in the Rockies 30 Day Hands-on Training Curriculum) 1) Ethics and Attitude: professionalism social skills work habits, communication, working as a team personal attitude and appearance 2) Horsemanship proper placement of pads and saddles on stock fitting the saddle to each…

Job Placement Assistance

Graduate Successfully and Go To Work! Job Placement Assistance By the time you have completed our training program; home study prep-course and 4 weeks of intense hands on training, then and only then will we and you know that you have what it takes to qualify for employment. Our methods of training * meaning, being…

Student Testimonials

ELM “Student“ Testimonials Straight Talk from ELM Graduates¬† Growing up in Western Washington and Northern Idaho and perusing any animal I could in my spare time, I grew up with a passion for the outdoors. After going to college in Idaho for a few years, I got tired of sitting behind a desk. I started…