Seriously, winter here means rain and lots of it. On those cold, rainy days I have noticed that hogs will move off and on all day long with big boars moving way earlier in the evening than usual.
They will also bed down in more open cover and not way back in the thickest of the thick as they usually do. They will still visit their wallow holes even when frozen over they will root it up to break the ice and wallow away, dont know why but that they just do.
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,...