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post #11 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 07:22 AM
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My big, short friend with bad knees got three step block to get on 15'3 horse. In fact it's still too short, but(!) she turns it 90 degrees, so it becomes much higher than just flat. It's little dangerous in my opinion, because the block is not as stable, but her horse is very quiet and wait for her to climb on. I do lay on my qh horse and then move the leg over her back, but my paint is little too anxious and tall to do that...
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post #12 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 08:02 AM
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My hubby, who is an intermediate rider, can 'vault mount.' I can't and it makes me so mad! We have a horse bigger than 17 hands that I hafta get on the back of my car or shimmy up the sides of the roundpen to get on, (bareback) and it is still a clumsy affair.

If you are capable of the vault mount it wuold help.

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post #13 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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There is a huge mounting block at the barn, 3 or 4 steps maybe? Maybe the added saddle to the horse makes her taller? Lol We'll see.

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post #14 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 09:11 AM
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[quote=AKPaintLover;193573]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) .quote]

What happened to those days? I "used ta could" jump right up on a horse w/out any troubles... Now... I'm not sure I could climb on a pony bareback w/out my trusty mounting block (which I ONLY use for bareback mounting...UNLESS I'm mounting w/ my chaps on an english saddle in the cold)......
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post #15 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 09:58 AM
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I used to be able to swing up from the ground...nowadays I swing right into his sides...much like a bug splatting against a window

I often use a fence to climb up on

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post #16 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 10:19 AM
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Moxie, use the mounting block and either a short horse...or get something tall to stand on.
My horse is 15.3, I'm 5'2" and I can't get on him with a regular sized mounting block...I have tried and I made a fool of myself lol everyone was watching and my horse gave me the "WTF" look
I'd either use a friend to give you a knee/leg up or find a tractor tire or something to stand on.

What you'd do is really just hop up on the horse and lay out stomach on the back, then swing your one leg over. It's easier than it sounds, but for the first couple of times it can get frustrating.
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post #17 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 12:39 PM
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Get behind the horse and then run as fast as you can... straight at his butt and then leap onto him! KIDDING~!

I tried that once by the way... Boy was I lucky that pony was not a kicker!!!!!
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post #18 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 12:47 PM
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I use a 55 gallon drum with a two step mounting block pushed up to it. It's the only way I can get on my draft horse with or without a saddle.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #19 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 04:33 PM
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I grab mane ans swing it on up there!!! I love mounting bareback it makes me feel like I am living in the wild wild west and I just robbed a bank....and then im off. Hehehe

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post #20 of 34 Old 11-20-2008, 04:52 PM
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Lol I was just thinking about this today when I went out to ride bareback. Its so cold in winter so bareback is the only way to go in my opinion. Its nice to know that I'm not the only one who has to use a fence to get up. ;)
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