Originally Posted by aerie
Hahahaha I have this problem with almost anyyu horse I ride. At five foot one and some change I am verrrry short and the back of the horse always seems so verrrry far away =P my horse was 16.2 HH and so I used to stretch a lot, to the point where I could do a heel stretch, in order to reach th stirrup to mount! This obvioisly isn't necessary bit if you can do some leg and back stretches it does help you stretch your leg to reach that stirrup =P sometimes stretching isn't practical though and your best option after that would probably be to lower you stirrups and adjust them to the proper length when mounted.
Best of luck, and hopefully some of us other shorties can help each other out with ideas of how to mount our sky high horses =)
Yeah, I must say it is with all horses....even my 14.1hh mare. Plus I don't want to put any pressure on their withers if I don't have to. I can mount her from the ground, but choose not to. I am quite limber, but once I have my foot in the stirrup, I can't get the leverage to jump up!