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        03-13-2012, 02:22 PM
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    Okay so I posted a thread a while ago talking about how my horse won't stand for mounting and has been known to kick when he doesnt want to stand for mounting.

    My horse isn't THAT tall (he is 15.3) but for some reason, I find it very hard to mount from the ground. So...I use a mounting block. I can get up on most horses from the ground...just not him.

    On my other thread, I got a lot of recommendations to make sure he isn't in pain..and he isn't! He's just 1) deciding to be a jerk or 2) scared of the mounting block.

    Because.....
    I attempted to mount from the ground today and he stood PERFECTLY still...the saddle was moving around so much, I thought he was going to freak..no, he didn't really care. As soon as I brought the mounting block around, he did not want to stand like a good boy any longer.

    Sooo...

    My question is- are there any ways to practice mounting? I think for some reason, I'm better at mounting in the summer...but are there any excersizes for strengthening your leg muscles or anything? Let me know xoxo thanks!
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