hey i'll be up around durango during the muzzle loader season too. we got cow tags and are doing a drop camp with San Juan outfitters at 11,000 ft. this will be my first time hunting anything and my dads first time for elk.
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,...