So, I can mount a horse in a Western saddle from the ground no troubles. Be the horse 14.1 to a did mount a draft once, not sure on his size though. At least 16 though.
But, as soon as I try to mount my English pony who is 14.1, I can't do it from the ground? Like I can get my leg there, and I can get the bounce but I just don't feel the power I need to safely clear his back(If I do clear it, it usually involved me standing stright in the stirrup for more seconds then I should and slowly throwing myself over). Can someone take a stab at this? Is it something I myself might be doing, or lack of muscle?