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post #21 of 42 Old 06-28-2009, 09:48 PM
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whipple, that thing is crazy lol. I wish they had a video showing you how they use it. Seems like if might just slip around their girth:P

Have you seen those easy up stirrup things? you put them inside your stirrup and they hang lower so you can get on from the ground? seems "interesting".. :P I dunno if I could trust it. I love my mounting block :)
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post #22 of 42 Old 06-28-2009, 11:21 PM
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i rode bareback as a kid and never could get on my horse he was a draftx so he was tall at every gate we put up a pile of rocks so we could get back on i only ever needed about 6 inches and i could jump up across his back and get on never could do the vault up thingno matter what i tried and even as i got older and on shorter horses never could do it still ride bareback now that i am old still need my pile of rocks at the gates
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post #23 of 42 Old 06-29-2009, 09:28 AM
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^welcome to the forums rider!
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post #24 of 42 Old 06-29-2009, 11:27 AM
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A little OT but Stormy you should put of pictures of your horses =]
I went to look at them and there were no photos!

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post #25 of 42 Old 06-29-2009, 03:24 PM
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I have that problem, too. My horses are really tall. :/

You could try that thing where you lean across the horse's neck and have then left you up. I might try that with my guys. Probably not a good idea for a really heavy person, for the horse's sake, but it's easier than vaulting up. I spent all summer last year trying to swing up onto my TB, but I never succeeded. I can only vault onto him if I'm standing on the side of a hill. Otherwise you could just use a mounting block.

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post #26 of 42 Old 06-29-2009, 04:36 PM
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Audra- I will get right on it!

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post #27 of 42 Old 06-30-2009, 11:40 AM
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Sorry Audra, my computer is being a butt head

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post #28 of 42 Old 06-30-2009, 02:07 PM
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I use different methods for different horses.

On my oldster Indian, I use the run and jump method. He is a little tall for someone who is 5 foot 3, and he doesn't seem to mind too much if I accidently take a wack at him with my boot. ;P

For Smokey, he is very sensitive bareback, so I have to get a leg up, or get atop of a fence and just hope to goodness he doesn't run out from under me.

For High Five, I have to shimy my way up on him. He was a cutting horse, so I was the first one to ride him bareback, and it is always an interesting experience with him. :P

Now, for my new horse Trigger, I am terrified for when he comes back from training and bareback riding comes around. :P I figure I will start off with a bareback pad w/ stirrups on him.

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post #29 of 42 Old 07-01-2009, 10:55 AM
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It's funny. I tried to ride a little Haflinger bareback yesterday and I thought about how everyone was saying to get on. I need to listen to my own advice. I tried to pull myself up and failed. when I finally was almost on my tummy, he took a step to the right and i fell on my butt. the trainer, another girl riding, and the horse thought it was hysterical. I decided to get the mounting block after that. Now I feel weak... :)
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post #30 of 42 Old 07-01-2009, 12:05 PM
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^haha! Sounded funny!

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