I was curious at some advice ya'll would give me and what others possibly do. See, I've started riding on trails and we ride in fields and sometimes in wooded areas but there are no fallen logs or anything like that and I'm 5'0 and kind of out of shape and not flexible. My gelding is 15.2hh stout QH and my stirrups are short and I ride western.
If I fall or something, I would have a heck of a time getting back on him and I don't want to have to have someone help me. Would exercising help get me up there easily or should I try to buy something that is portable and take with me? I have this problem yet I'm young...Any advice? I can mount him from small steps that are smaller than the two step block but if it's from the ground, I can't do it.