Man, I can't even imagine having to teach myself to walk again, let alone getting back out hunting, and then harvesting a deer like that. And to do it in his 70's, that's impressive, and as you said, inspirational. Thanks for the story!
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,...