Article Photos: Big riders mean big horses on Western trails 1/4

In this photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, tourist Christian Styles, right, and Katy Little, left, both of Des Moines, Iowa, ride at Sombrero Ranches riding stables in Estes Park, Colo. Styles is on Joker, a Belgian draft horse, while Little rides Dodge, a quarter horse. The outfit uses draft horses along with quarter horses for tourists. The bigger horses are better able to handle the mountainous terrain as well as heavy riders. Stables across the West are employing more of the larger draft horses to accommodate people who have gotten heavier in recent years. (AP Photo/P Solomon Banda)