I remember years ago I was working in a room in a office building and inside that room was all the phone equipment which needed power to operate. On the wall next to a door was a switch with a note above it which read "DO NOT TURN OFF". Well, a few months later I got a trouble call at that office building. When I got there I noticed that there was no power getting to the equipment so I started to follow the cords to a wall outlet. Everything was connected but then I notice that the switch with the note was in the OFF position. I turned it back on and my problems were solved. The next day the maintenance worker changed the way that the outlet was fed so that it didn't go through that switch.
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,...