Any thoughts on what a suitable tip would be for a guide on a big game hunt or a fishing trip? What should the amount of a tip be based on? How about the cooks and wranglers involved, should they also be considered?
Tips are so subjective. 10% seems exorbinate to me. on a 7 day hunt at $5000 thats 500. or over 70 bucks a day. 50 a day is a lot to me. 25 is more reasonable. So for me a couple hundred is normal. If I'm really impressed I might throw in a c note or two more but thats the limit. I'm no rich man so a hundred bucks is not insignificant to me.
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,...