first 2 were a 1916 Spanish Short rifle and an M1 Garand. Bought both in the late 90s at a yard sale for $250. lady who owned the house said they were her husband's, and since he had passed away over the winter she just wanted them gone. Still have both, and the short rifle is one of my primary deer rifles. Would love to take the M1 out hunting, but we have been limited to 6 total in an autoloader (exception is pistols with a barrel length of 8 inches or less) in my state for as long as I have been hunting here.
If I have to explain why I ride, you wouldn't understand. Explaining sex to an alien would be easier than explaining the feeling, one that boils all that is going on in your life down to what really matters each time you are in The Wind. All I can say is, Life is not Life without it.