I don't remember seeing much on here about using horses in a bug out situation. I was raised around them and helped work cattle on my Uncles ranch but I never owned any myself. My rolling stone lifestyle prevented it. But I recently aquired two mares and have been shopping for saddles and other gear. I have been looking at packs and bags. I figure they can be ridden or used as pack animals. Or eaten if circumstances dictate. I will be buying another soon for myself. The wife and daughter have laid claim to the mares. So I was wondering if anyone else had horses and what your thoughts are on thier value and use in a SHTF/BOV type situation. What is the downside? I found this set up on a website. It says that this rig was developed for and is being used by Special Forces in Afghanistan. Pretty cool. And some other useful gear.