Alas Romey, I fear I may be a little late in reading your post. I would highly suggest an oil painting depicting a hunt of one of his favorite game animals, or a good still life scene with the animal in it. Like guns, you can never have enough paintings.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...