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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:56 am | Updated: 9:43 am, Thu Apr 24, 2014.

BOISE, Idaho — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

The ranches say they are using draft horses, the diesels of the horse world, in ever greater numbers to make sure they don’t lose out on income from potential customers of any size who come out to get closer to the West of yesteryear.

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