It'll get worse before it gets better. I will say that the Linx is a nice animal to have around in certain places and I'm not against protecting them. I just think there's a way to do this without taking the human element out of the picture. The bunny huggers use this as a tool to shut down public use of lands.
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,...