Sorry about that, It is a very unusual peice of wood. Its flamed boxelder burl but its "curly" or tiger stripped on top and bottom. Something very rare as I have seen no other burl that was also curly on the sides. it must have been quater sawn or something. I did my typical 1200 grit oil finish
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,...