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        02-09-2010, 03:24 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    Very interesting. I personally mount by putting my left hand on my horse's neck and the right on the back of the saddle. I've always done it that way, but now I might try it differently.
    One question though. How do you get your right hand over to the front of the saddle or the other panel if you're 5'1" and the horse is 16.2hh? O_0
         
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        02-09-2010, 09:27 AM
      #22
    Weanling
    If you can't reach the far side, holding the pommel is also good.
         
        02-09-2010, 02:14 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    I would think that grabbing mane to mount would be more painful than grabbing the saddle to mount. How would you like it if somebody grabbed your hair to help get themselves up.

    Either way, I try to mount using a tall mounting block so that I can just slide over, but that is because I have had several injuries to my left leg and don't have the strength to do it any other way. If I have to mount from something lower such as on a trail ride I have somebody hold my off side stirrup while I struggle up. :p
         
        02-09-2010, 03:36 PM
      #24
    Trained
    ^ They don't have nerve endings in the mane - It is NOTHING like having our hair grabbed. You also don't drag yourself on by the mane - It just gives you some extra stability and helps keep your body straight. I hog all my horses manes and I can get the same (roughly) effect just putting my hand on the neck.
         
        02-14-2010, 12:49 PM
      #25
    Started
    Try always to use a mounting block - that way you save the horse's back and the saddle, and it is easier for all concerned.

    The most important thing to do is to lower yourself gently down into the saddle - don't drop down.

    B G

    And don't let the little devil move forwards before you have told him/her to "walk on"
         

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