You need to check out the Long Riders Guild The Long Riders' Guild
There are some great stories and its a good place to start your journey.
I did watch an episode of Rick Lambs Horse Show on RFDTV. Its been a few years ago, but the fellow said one of the hardest things was finding water. You can't just cut someones fence to get to a pond or lake
That's always been one of my problems, too many fences. You would have to do the "blue highways" route.
Check th "missing in action" section on that web site too, kinda scary