Originally Posted by tiffanyodonnell
Now I want to lean on their neck and have them lift me up a little.
*Maybe* not too bad if you're very small & they're big, strong & quite fit, but I'd still want to run it by a chiro or such first. Why I say that is yes, when I was young(& small) I saw a woman mount a horse like that & thought it would be a neat trick to make getting on bareback easy. Taught my horse to lower his head, I leaned across it & told him to raise his head, so I could then slide down to his back & into place. Great huh? Until my horse started having trouble turning to one side, started reaching around to nip me when I leaned forward to dismount.... turns out I'd put his neck out & needed a chiro! Years later when I got a chiro for something else, happened to mention this trick & he said he was getting a bit of business from it, as Linda Parelli had been popularising the practice!