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post #11 of 42 Old 06-24-2009, 08:49 PM
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I don't have the advantage of a mounting block here at my farm, so I learned to improvise! I stand on the bottem rung of the fence rail, and jump and swing on and hope that my horse doesnt' move! I CANT for the life of me vault! I've gotten ALOT better at it thoguh! Practice, and have fun!

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post #13 of 42 Old 06-25-2009, 06:17 PM
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I use a 55 gallon drum to get on my horse bareback. Nothing wrong with using something to stand up on!
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post #14 of 42 Old 06-26-2009, 07:22 AM
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I use a 55 gallon drum to get on my horse bareback. Nothing wrong with using something to stand up on!
hahaha, I haven't thought of this one yet. Because I always ride with my friend or an adult there I cheat and get a leg up. But I'm starting to vault up now. When you do start I suggest you don't do it in your boots, as your horse may not like being smacked in the back with a boot I garanty you there is a big chance of this happening.

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post #15 of 42 Old 06-26-2009, 08:19 AM
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Teach your horse to lay down - then getting on is easy.

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post #16 of 42 Old 06-26-2009, 12:16 PM
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^HAHA! That's really good, and it's like a camel!

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Teach your horse to lay down - then getting on is easy.

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Alternative method ( don't laugh - ok go on if you must ) and kids - don't try this at home ( had Dora for a lot of years and KNOW she won't kick )
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lol very clever.....but i'm not sure my horse would be okay with me mounting like that
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post #18 of 42 Old 06-27-2009, 10:16 PM
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My horses are too tall for me to mount like that. I can dismount like that tho!

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post #19 of 42 Old 06-28-2009, 12:30 AM
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Well, my horse doesn't particularly like bareback. I've done it once with him. I used a mounting block (I'm only 5'5 and he's almost 16 hands). I laid on his back and threw my leg over. I was steady. BUT he was very confused and started to freaking run into a fence and out of the ring. So, I basically fell off of him. He's just a baby though. I'll have to try again with somebody holding him maybe.
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post #20 of 42 Old 06-28-2009, 08:10 AM
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Jaded, sometimes it can take years to develop the trust and comfort level required to confidently ride bareback. It is especially confusing to green horses that are just figuring out the saddle because bareback, everything brushes in a different place and with a different firmness. I have found that if I am going to ride a young one bareback, I will wait until after a good day's work when they are really tired. They are more willing to accept new ideas then.

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