The easy entries aren't that flimsy but if you're unsure of your horse, don't use the seat provided. Instead use a plank or plywood. It's safer if you think you might have to bail out the back. The backrest on the seat prevents this. I did this as a precaution and sure enough my horse began to bold. I did bail out the back. Altho I got a few bruises I can only guess at what might have happened had I not. My mistake was using a blind bridle. He needed to know what was going on behind him. He was not a spooky horse until the blind bridle went on. I pay close enough attention.