Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Resaca, Georgia
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Mounting-where do I put my toe???
I have a wonderful mare that will stand stock still while I mount and get settled. I have never had one that was so great at this. I don't want to screw it up so I have a question!
My saddle is a Henry Miller, it looks a lot like a australian. The stirrup leathers are English type. My question is.... when I mount where should I have my "toe" go? I put my foot into the stirrup and it will either dig into her "elbow" or her girth. I have tried to NOT dig or poke her with my toe and most of the time I use a "cheating" log or ditch to mount and it does not dig into her. BUT, when I have to mount from the ground I end up digging my toe into something. I truly have tried not to, but it just seems to do it.
Anyone out there have advise for me?
PS.... I am 52 yrs, bad knee, fat butt and try to always "cheat" getting on.