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        01-04-2010, 01:08 AM
      #21
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Walkamile    
    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.
         
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        01-04-2010, 01:22 AM
      #22
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SmoothTrails    
    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!
         
        01-04-2010, 01:33 AM
      #23
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Walkamile    
    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....
         
        01-04-2010, 01:34 AM
      #24
    Green Broke
         
        01-04-2010, 07:46 AM
      #25
    Started
    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!
         
        01-04-2010, 10:27 AM
      #26
    Foal

    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.
         
        01-04-2010, 10:50 AM
      #27
    Foal
    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 I've 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.
         
        01-04-2010, 12:17 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    I use a bench to get on laddie.
         
        01-04-2010, 02:06 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    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!
         
        01-04-2010, 02:15 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Scoutrider    
    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.
         

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