I have a pair of remington replica revolvers and I shoot them, yeah it is a blast, but messy, and stinky. But It is a lot of fun. I keep a bucket of water around to clean up after reloading as every thing gets sooty after a few rounds. Now I know why cartrige guns were invented.
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,...