Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
Yes, your sword is on your left hip, so you mount from the left.
The same reason why the loop of your reins should always be to the right.
The loop of the reins has always just felt more comfortable on the right.
Majority rules I see, swords and not wanting to stab the horse is a winner. Thanks for the info. My student asked me the other day and I went blank. I should know these things.