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        06-12-2008, 11:47 AM
      #11
    Foal
    Back in the day when I had horses on my property, I rode mostly English. Well, I am not a fan of getting up in them like a western saddle. So, I would use anything, cement wall, back of the truckbed, fence, rocks, etc. And I tell you what, I learned how to have a seat like glue. I was NOT comming off out on the trail and walking home! Horses couldnt get me off of them.. hehehe


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    Originally Posted by Vidaloco
    As far as mounting blocks, I used to use just a 2 step step stool. I just bought one of those plastic mounting blocks about a month ago. I love it. I got the 3 step because it had a storage place under the top step. Its really handy to keep fly spray and last min. Things in. I highly recommend the 3 step mounting block. The 2 step didn't have the storage compartment.
    I'm like FresianSH on the trail, just use whatevers handy and use the terrain to your advantage. If I'm on a hill I just put her in the downhill side and I can get right on. I've also used the wheel fenders on the trailer, rails on a fence and rocks, just whatever it takes to get my fat bottom up there
         
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        06-12-2008, 12:37 PM
      #12
    Trained
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    Or, you can do like my mother did. She was 5'2", the horse was only about 15 hh I think, but since my mom was older then, she just taught the horse to kneel down for her to get on!
    I never knew this guy personally, But I heard about him. He taught his horse to kneel down so he could get on and off. He had a stroke that left his left side pretty much useless. But he still continued to ride and work his ranch.
         
        06-14-2008, 12:23 AM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by northernmama
    Or, you can do like my mother did. She was 5'2", the horse was only about 15 hh I think, but since my mom was older then, she just taught the horse to kneel down for her to get on!
    I never knew this guy personally, But I heard about him. He taught his horse to kneel down so he could get on and off. He had a stroke that left his left side pretty much useless. But he still continued to ride and work his ranch.
    I think this is route I am going to have to go! It's not so much the climb uphill (as I refer to it) for me, but getting back down gracefully as my knees tend not to want to cooperate. Too long in one position and those bad boys don't wanta bend at all!
         
        06-14-2008, 08:40 AM
      #14
    Showing
    I understand that Alstaxidermy, I used to be able to do the english type dismount with no problem-both feet out of the stirrups, jump down. No way my old knees would handle that anymore. Have to do it the western way keeping one foot in the stirrup and come down EASY.
         

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