Mounting Bareback - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 12:08 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 744
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkamile View Post
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)
I will join. I'm 5'2"-5'3" Horses don't have to be tall for it to be hard for me. On a 16h horse the stirrup is almost at my chin.... So I am friends with mounting blocks, ruts, hills, stumps, fences, trailers, etc. All my horses stand very patiently for me, but I feel bad mounting after I've not ridden for a few months. I always feel like I pull on the saddle harder than normal.
SmoothTrails is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 12:22 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,850
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmoothTrails View Post
I will join. I'm 5'2"-5'3" Horses don't have to be tall for it to be hard for me. On a 16h horse the stirrup is almost at my chin.... So I am friends with mounting blocks, ruts, hills, stumps, fences, trailers, etc. All my horses stand very patiently for me, but I feel bad mounting after I've not ridden for a few months. I always feel like I pull on the saddle harder than normal.
LOL! Well I've only got a couple inches on you but that doesn't seem to give me any advantage anymore.

Perhaps we can call our little support group the "gravity challenged mounters?"

Hmmmm....hope no one confuses us with another support group out there!
Walkamile is offline  
post #23 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 12:33 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 744
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkamile View Post
LOL! Well I've only got a couple inches on you but that doesn't seem to give me any advantage anymore.

Perhaps we can call our little support group the "gravity challenged mounters?"

Hmmmm....hope no one confuses us with another support group out there!
Sounds good. That could be awkward if it got confused with other things....
SmoothTrails is offline  
post #24 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 12:34 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,850
• Horses: 2
Walkamile is offline  
post #25 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In Denial...
Posts: 1,679
• Horses: 1
Start printing those membership cards!!

Usually anything under 15.2 I can get to the stirrup without a block without much trouble (I'm 5 foot 2). Old Man Winter forces a break from most riding, and I can certainly feel it when I go to ride the first few times come spring!

A couple of years ago I was watching a Hunter Hack class, and there were 2 riders, both had to be smaller than me, both on HUUUUUGGGE hunters. 17 hands plus, easily, and huge framed to boot. I waited the whole class to watch them dismount and remount. Their trick was to drop the near side iron to the last hole, get on, and then readjust the iron from the saddle!

A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient one in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you ~ Unknown
Scoutrider is offline  
post #26 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 09:27 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0

I wish I could do this, have a 16.3 H and can't even manage to do it on my 15 hand quite yet. I'll work on it some more.
Volare is offline  
post #27 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 09:50 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 244
• Horses: 2
Hi i know this probably will not help you but if you have the time and are willing to try you should do what i did i taught my horse to lie dwn so i can mount then she gets up lol teachin to lie dwn is farely easy depending on how calm you and your horse are my mare is 6 years old buty ive only had her about 3 months (my mum gave me the tips on how to teach her this trick) it may sound a bit cruel at 1st but doing this right will not cause any harm you need to first of all atach a lead rope to the head collar preferably on one side then stand on the oposite side sling your horses leg gently! with another rope now lift that leg with the rope and guide horse to the same leg gently!!! lol as she has 1 leg up she will lay down mine now does this by me just touching her leg pulling the rope or or oposite rein slightly and talking to her and she will lie down on her own acord remember not all horses react in the same way! i like to teach my horses these types of tricks as while you do so you are buildin a bond between the both of you at the same time.
XxemmafuriaxX is offline  
post #28 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 11:17 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: sand lake, Michigan
Posts: 442
• Horses: 12
i use a bench to get on laddie.

12 days until Twiztid ( i get to see my Jamie) then two months until graduation.
appy rider 4 life is offline  
post #29 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 01:06 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,075
• Horses: 1
Well, there was a 14.3 hh mare that I rode bareback a lot. I would have scared her to death if I tried to run and then jump on her as she was a little spooky. So instead I grabbed part of her mane with my left hand and then jumped, half pulling myself up using her withers. I sprawled across her back and then I swung my right leg over and pulled myself into the normal riding position. She seemed fine with it so I always did it that way unless I had a mounting stool handy. I'm now getting a horse that is 15.3hh so I am going to have to figure something different out for her!! She is real tall!
Equus_girl is offline  
post #30 of 57 Old 01-04-2010, 01:15 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 744
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scoutrider View Post
Start printing those membership cards!!

Usually anything under 15.2 I can get to the stirrup without a block without much trouble (I'm 5 foot 2). Old Man Winter forces a break from most riding, and I can certainly feel it when I go to ride the first few times come spring!

A couple of years ago I was watching a Hunter Hack class, and there were 2 riders, both had to be smaller than me, both on HUUUUUGGGE hunters. 17 hands plus, easily, and huge framed to boot. I waited the whole class to watch them dismount and remount. Their trick was to drop the near side iron to the last hole, get on, and then readjust the iron from the saddle!
Same here. I have really short legs even for my height. My stirrups have to be brought up about 2 notches from other people of the same height. My saddle won't allow me to do my stirrups like that. I wish it would though.
SmoothTrails is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mounting bareback... PechosGoldenChance Horse Riding Critique 10 11-27-2009 08:05 PM
issues mounting bareback... RiddlesDarkAngel5 Horse Riding 41 07-14-2009 05:10 PM
Mounting bareback Ne0n Zero Horse Riding 20 03-25-2009 02:37 PM
Mounting Bareback Moxie Horse Riding 33 11-26-2008 09:43 PM
mounting up KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Training 12 03-23-2007 02:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome