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post #1 of 22 Old 06-18-2012, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Mounting block..?

I am moving to a new barn on Tuesday & I am looking to buy something to use as a mounting block.

What do you use?
(I was thinking step stools but I need something tall for getting on bareback)

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post #2 of 22 Old 06-18-2012, 03:33 AM
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...A mounting block? :P Since that's what they're designed for
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Well obviously!! But where from & what brand? LOL
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LOL sorry hahaha I meant to type more but I'm being bombarded on fb chat.

I've mounted from one from Big R. I've never had issues with the regular 2 or 3 step plastic ones. They do weight a pretty decent amount so they will be a little difficult to carry.

I've be leery about using a stepping stool as they are easily wobbly or tipped over since a mounting block has a heavy flat base instead of 4 or 3 little pegs.

They're fairly expensive though so lots of people make them from wood. As long as they aren't hollow then you should be good.

The barn doesn't have one? Maybe you can get a bunch of barn people together to co buy one? Then it'd only be a few bucks per person instead of one huge purchase price.

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It's a family-owned barn with only two other boarders. And they can all mount no problem from the ground.

I can mount from the ground, but I believe that my horse appreciates the break whenever I can give him one ;)

I was thinking one of those heavy duty step stools.

Ive been lucky enough to have a huge hay bale to use when mounting bareback so now I'm gonna have to find something pretty tall but easy to move.
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I bought the cheapest one (2-steps) from my local TSC for me and my neighbor to use. So far so good for several years. My trainer has 3-steps one, but I always feel that it may trip over when I use the 3rd step.

I also bough light step-up in HomeDepot (for $10 or so) I keep in my trailer if I need it to get on when I go on trails or to the lesson. It's not as reliable and sturdy but still does it job (and very easy to move unlike mt block).

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I have the 2 step one from TSC, spousal unit bought it for me for birthday. Handy as all get out, and puts me right height for stirrup.

And not that heavy either.

Much safer than hay bale or bumper.

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post #10 of 22 Old 06-19-2012, 06:38 AM
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I use my grooming box to mount. everyone says u should mount your horses without one but it puts pressure on horses backs, stretches and the stirrups and because i have a bad back and knees i like to just use it to get on. i still have to mount pretty much the same since my boys massive, but still it works lol. if i need to get off in the arena, i can just jump back on.

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