Originally Posted by mandiemayus
So my horse doesn't like the mounting block. I get him positioned up to it and then we i'm about to get on he moves his back end away. I have worked with going up and down the block and waving my hand so he gets use to me being behind him and within 20 mins or so usually settles...Has anyone else had trouble with this and can suggest some tips to get him more comfortable to it? He is fine when I get on..just doesn't like not being able to see me.
That makes me wonder... How BIG is the block (or how short are you)?
If my horse fluctuates from the block... Well, I back her up if she moves forward, I ask her to move forward if she backs up, or I ask to move her butt if she moves on side (by lightly tapping it with the whip). If she does it again - I do again, and again. Till she waits for me. Although I must admit they are usually pretty patient about me climbing on. If it's THAT bad in your case, get a helper for couple times and practice to get on/off from the block with the helper holding the horse.