Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I would just spend alot of time with him and the mounting block. Acclimate him to it as best as you can, while remaining patient and persistant.
Even when you aren't riding, bring him over to it and make him stand. The moment he moves, put him back where he was. The moment he moves again, put him back to where he was. Keep persistant and eventually he will learn to stand quietly.
Lots of praise. Lots of pats and strokes.
Then start climbing up on it. Bang it, kick it, do what you want to get him adjusted to the noise it makes and to you moving up it and down it.
The moment he moves, put him back where he was and start the process again.
Eventually, you will beable to stand on the mounting block without him moving. When you do get to the point of being able to walk up onto the block without him moving, stroke his neck, his ears, his head, his back and let him know that it's ok when us moronic humans like to do weird things like this.