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    01-30-2013, 02:22 AM
The stretching exercises' are a good idea as well as the strength building ones. Proper mounting technique can help a lot too.

But in my case, coming from a old lady, mounting block and a shorter horse. My old bones will just adjust so far so I use a mounting block and quit trying to ride the tall ones any more. It is so much easier to get on a horse less than 15 hands.
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    01-30-2013, 11:48 AM
I used to make my stirrups a lot longer to mount and once I am backed I would shorten them again...
    01-30-2013, 12:04 PM
Shedding the extra pounds is going to help A LOT.
At 5'3" anything over 15.2 hands is too tall for me. I always use a block, rock, log, picnic table, ditch, etc., whenever possible for the benefit of my horse.
    01-31-2013, 12:10 AM
I've never actually thought about lengthening the stirrup and then shortening it up again. That's a great idea. It might at least help my body figure out what it's supposed to do to get up there.

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