I have found the entire discussion of
riding with guns and knives quite enlightening. Due to living too close to
a too-populated city, I have frequently wished I was carrying a weapon of
some sort. But I was always afraid that if my horse dumped me, I would
land on the weapon and seriously injure my hip or back or wherever I was
carrying. How do all you armed riders carry weapons to avoid this? Or do
you just hope you don't fall
Hey Cristin, BUCK UP!! no pain, no
Don't sweat the small stuff. Better a
little sore back than the alternative. It will make you a much better
rider, how's that?
One time when I first started carrying a
revolver, I was riding my crazy arab gelding and I was packing then a .357
mag. I had it in a waist holster and my riding buddy and I started to
gallop. Well that was before I smartened up and got rid of horned
Zar took off and my gun belt went over
the horn and I was riding on Zar's neck with him bucking like the best
rodeo horse at Mesquite. I was being bucked and there were downed logs all
around us and I couldn't do a darn thing except get religious for a
Finally the belt broke, the gun went
flying in the dirt and I managed to make the 15 second bell and still stay
in the saddle.
My girlfriend who is half my age was
quite impressed...........after she stopped howling with laughter. She was
behind me and as usual, I got to be the spectacle. Drats! why can't I
ever be the spectator?
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