Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Old traditions linger forever. While the sword is no longer in use, cowboys found it easier to mount from the left due to other gear that they carried.
Since a horse becomes a creature of habit and what we train on the right we must train on the left, it just becomes simpler to make a standard way of doing things. In truth, it is a wise trainer who teaches his horse to be mounted on either side since you never know when that becomes handy to have.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.