As a matter of fact I am! 9 days until I leave. Got stuff laid out. Can't put it in my backpack yet because it is still filled with sandbags and a dumbell. Been humping it around to get in shape, plus running and lifting.
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,...