Langadune, Packing a horse is alot different that riding a horse. If you are inexperinced at packing, go on the web and learn a couple of hicths and then find a pack saddle and horse and practice, practice,practice. If your pack slips, your going to have a rodeo. A rental horse for a hunt is around $400 w/ tack and you will need a trailer to get to the trailhead. Good Luck!