Originally Posted by alexischristina
Hm... My horse wont stand still for mounting... probably just behaviour, but next time I'm going to try on the right... I probably wont be able to do it, will probably get confused. OH WELL. But my instructor makes a big deal of it too. A few years back I was riding one of the bigger horses and decided that since it's easier to get the girth up a few holes if you are up higher, I stood on the mounting block just to get the girth up and she went off the handle because I was on the wrong side. O_O I don't get what the big deal is either.
My mom has decided it's so you can walk your horse and your dog at the same time, you're supposed to be on a horses left and your dog's right... it fits! Haha.
It kind of ticks me off when this happens. Sure, it's considered the proper "English" way of doing things (of which I'm quite a big fan, tbh :P) but if you ONCE do something on the right-hand side it's not like the world's going to end. :roll: I rug and saddle and do all kinds of things on the right-hand side.. I just don't feel comfortable mounting on that side