Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
Other books to read:
Crusader: By Horse to Jerusalem by Tim Severin and Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck. Riding the Divide by A. Quie is another one worth reading.
Unbranded has a book, too. Crusader and Unbranded are both accounts by people who didn't have enough horse experience to NOT put their animals at unnecessary risk, and both lost horses because of it. Rinker did his research before departing on the Oregon Trail with his mules, and still had issues. Since you do not have a lifetime of experience with horses, I would encourage you to take someone with you who does, for the sake of your animals, should you attempt this feat.