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post #11 of 57 Old 12-31-2009, 08:23 PM
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I have never found problems with the run and jump method. Lol

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post #12 of 57 Old 01-01-2010, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies everyone!

Beling - I'm 19, so I don't think this is an age-related problem. I do have minor issues with my forearms, a musculo-skeletal problem that somewhat limits my wrist/forearm strength, but I don't think that that is my problem. I've never seen anyone drag themselves on bareback with their hands alone.

Macabre - I'd love to see video if you can find it!

Tasia - I've never tried the run and jump method. My last horse would not have stood for that, I don't think. Scout, though, just might when the winter crazies wear off. I'll have to try it.

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post #13 of 57 Old 01-01-2010, 10:49 AM
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I can get on a 14.2h pony by the run and jump. Just be careful not to run and splat, lol. When you jump, try to get at least half your upper body over the horses back, then scrambles aboard!

I ran into this problem with Ben, only I had a mounting block! He will NOT stand for scrambling, so I had to leap up just as I dswung my right leg up and over
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post #14 of 57 Old 01-01-2010, 06:26 PM
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How I get up

I am 5'4, and I have been able to get up on 16 hh horses before from the ground at a standstill. I usually jump to the little dip right in front of the wither, as this is usually lower. Having some mane always helps I just started practicing with smaller horses and then worked my way up. In the winter I can't do it due to having so much clothing on

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How old are you? I only ask because I can no longer do this, but when I was a teen I'd grab a bit of mane and swing my leg up to the rump. Even if only your heel gets on, and you're upside down, you can slide the rest of your leg over and get on --- at least I could, when YOUNGER. I'm just 5 ft... and I had a VERY patient old horse let me practice on him. Once you get it, you can get on practically any horse who will tolerate you.
I can't any more either - once apon a time I could jump up on any of them bareback.. now I have to climb up on something first :(

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post #16 of 57 Old 01-03-2010, 08:28 PM
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I can get on bareback from the ground, but I don't like to, and Cheyenne has pretty much 0 patience in a lot of situations. I usually use a hay bale, or a fece as well...lol. But I ride bareback almost more than I do under saddle...so I can get on bareback from the ground...I just don't unless I have too.
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post #17 of 57 Old 01-03-2010, 09:39 PM
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I either use something near me to stand on like a fence, bench, jump, etc. or I mount by facing toward my horse withers on the right side. Jumping and hanging over him, and then sliding my leg over.
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post #18 of 57 Old 01-03-2010, 11:43 PM
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I have to use something to hoist myself onto a horses back LOL.
I have zero flexibility now, after stopping figure skating. I am working on getting it back XD

I find that as hard as I try I alway's hit the horse in the Stomach LOL !
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post #19 of 57 Old 01-03-2010, 11:50 PM
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I lack bounce. I can barely scramble onto the top of a 50 gallon barrel...lol. Luckily my horses with stand for me to climb on things to get on. I have tried to jump, run and jump, start little and work my way up....I splat....it's not fair to the horse, so I just find something to climb on.

My step father who is almost 50 hops on any horse like its nothing. He has a little bit of a scramble with my little brother's 16.2 HH TB, but he can still get on him bareback. He's 5'6" maybe...lol.
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post #20 of 57 Old 01-03-2010, 11:55 PM
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A few years back (more like several) I was able to mount from the ground bareback. But something has happened over the years. My body is now so very aware and affected by gravity that I now have to use something to even mount with a saddle!

I am sure I am not the only one out there with this affliction, and can only hope a cure is being worked on now!

I ride a 15h2" and a 16h2" horse and will probably be reduced to a 12h pony if this continues.

Perhaps there is a support group for me to join......

(sorry, I am very tired and silly right now)
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