Originally Posted by Country Woman
oh where did you find that
Maybe that would work for me
Click on the link and it should take you to the page where you can buy one. MOUNTING AID STIRRUP-Big Dee's Tack & Vet Supply
It goes over the saddle horn, then drapes down the side. You step into it with your right foot, then step into the regular stirrup with your left. As I said, it can take a bit of practice to get it down. Then you swing up normally. Or in my case, scramble up.
The first couple of times, I almost fell on my butt. My horse just turned and looked at me like she was asking me if I had lost my mind. I felt bad for her but I would feel worse having to walk miles back to the barn if I had to get off for some reason.
I finally managed to mount, though am glad nobody had video, so I got off and did it again to prove to myself it wasn't a fluke. It is a last resort to me since I know my trying to mount that way is not good for my horse's back, but you gotta do what you gotta do, eh?