I thought this was the Archery section? Now back to the original question: There are a lot of "good" brands and what you like today may not be what you like tomorrow. Archery has come leaps and bounds from when I was a kid and Bear and AMF were the only game in town. Some, and I'm forgetting a few, of the known ones are Hoyt, Matthew's, and PSE. I'd suggest going to a dedicated archery shop, instead of the archery department in a large store, and having a chat with them. It's even better if they have a range too. Take the time to pick their brain but be prepared to buy your first one from them to. If we don't support these specialized shops they won't stay in business. I'm willing to bet that an archery shop wants you to have the right equipment. While making a sale, and profit is their goal, I'm willing to bet that 99.999% of all archery shops recognize the value of a returning customer and will try to do right by you. Biker
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,...