How would a pony defend him/herself in a radioactive wasteland? With guns of course. But how would ponies use guns? Surely they could use pistols and small arms with their mouth, but what about the bigger weapons that are either too heavy or have too much of a kick to handle without issues? The story did give an obvious solution for that; the battlesaddles, but we still needed to figure out solutions for several problems, like how would they work, how would ponies use them and which end says BANG!