Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Ontario
Well I got it, I tried it, and it ended up straight in the box of unused horse tack.
Well not a horrible idea, I found it wasn't practical. I had to remove the stirrup in order to feed it through properly, and after that reattach it... it also was barely long enough to fit around my gelding - who isn't a terribly wide horse.
I'm not exactly the lightest person going either, and as some of you suggested, my weight caused the strap to tighten and also I found it pulled on his withers, no matter how I tried to place my weight and adjust the positioning of the strap on his barrel.
The fanny pack it came with was nice, and the strap did fit nicely into it, but for the extra effort I had to afford to rolling the **** thing up again once on the horse, I found it wasn't worth it.
All-in-all, while in theory the Bare-up Mounting Aid is an interesting idea, I found it didn't work like I'd hoped, and wouldn't recommend anyone purchasing it for future reference.
A canter is a cure for every evil. ~Benjamin Disraeli