I put in applications in 5 different states and do it by myself. Most of them are easier to do than they look. All it takes is a little bit of paitence to figure them out. The big thing is knowing the units and hunts that you are eligible for.
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,...