Mounting Bareback
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Mounting Bareback

This is a discussion on Mounting Bareback within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Bareback mounting block
  • To mount a horse bareback

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-20-2008, 12:40 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Mounting Bareback

How in the world does a pudgy, short legged person such as myself mount a horse bareback? I mean, even with a mounting block, I fear it'll be almost impossible.

Any tips? I have a lesson tomorrow, and seens how my saddle is at the shop, and it's going to be super cold, I thought I would try a bareback lesson. I'm worried I'll look a fool trying to mount the horse! Lol

Suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-20-2008, 12:45 AM
  #2
Started
I'm fond of the mounting block and a friend method. You know, I look pretty goofy in a helmet but it keeps my noggin in one piece. Riding bareback is a great way to learn balance. Who cares how you look?
     
    11-20-2008, 12:47 AM
  #3
Foal
Climb, climb, climb. I don't have any tips but sometimes I climb to get on and my horse is just like, "mom, what the heck are you doing?", lol. I'm tall, but my horse is huge so even with a mounting block it can be hard. Sort of like jump to get on their back and then swing your leg on over. It'd be nice if there was an easy way to get on bareback.
     
    11-20-2008, 12:52 AM
  #4
Yearling
I am short, but I remember the days when I used to be able to spring up on my 15.3 hand horse without a problem. Well, now that is a dream of the past (even with my 15 hh horses) . If you have a two or three step mounting block, and the horse is not gigantic, and stands well, you should be able to get on alright. Another factor limiting mobility in the winter is all the gear, making it even harder to get on.

When I get on bareback, I do it one of two ways depending on the horse and my mood. The standard, safe way to go is to flop your upper body onto your horses back and then rotate yourself into position while getting your leg over. You want to be careful not to elbow or knee your horse which is actually pretty easy to accidentally do. The other way I get on, is hard to explain and wrap your head around, but it involves the horse facing your way instead of sideways, and doing a 180 in body position while hopping on (I really have no idea how to explain this clearly).
     
    11-20-2008, 01:00 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Even with the mounting block, I still rely on my stirrups to get up on the horse.

I figured I'd just do a reverse dismount. Lay on my tummy, and swing my huge bum and right leg over.

It'll be a sight to see! Lol
     
    11-20-2008, 01:20 AM
  #6
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moxie    
Even with the mounting block, I still rely on my stirrups to get up on the horse.

I figured I'd just do a reverse dismount. Lay on my tummy, and swing my huge bum and right leg over.

It'll be a sight to see! Lol
That is what I often do.
     
    11-20-2008, 01:46 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Just have your instructor give you a knew up...it is crazy how easy it is to throw someone up on a horse like that, and you don't have to be very strong. Use your arms to help spring up.
     
    11-20-2008, 01:50 AM
  #8
Green Broke
I'm huge. There is no 'knee up' option. Lol
     
    11-20-2008, 01:53 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Oh please! Just ask and see what they say. You can get on a horse with stirrups, then someone can give you a knew up.
     
    11-20-2008, 02:03 AM
  #10
Green Broke
I think you will do fine maybe if you have a 2-3 step stepping stool that brings you closer to the back you can get on easier? Sorry im not of much help.....I can't get on without a leg up or a fence.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another issue with my gelding: Mounting creepalurkin Horse Training 9 10-09-2008 11:15 PM
UGH! Mounting troubles! Help! Sky_Gypsy Horse Riding 5 09-19-2008 01:04 PM
Mounting... HELP! (my fault... not the horse's) FutureVetGirl Horse Riding 9 09-17-2008 05:56 PM
Mounting Issues? luvmystandardbred27 Horse Training 7 11-19-2007 11:22 AM
mounting up KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Training 12 03-23-2007 03:47 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0