Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Dismounting/Mounting in a parade
I am interested in doing parades this spring with my percheron. She passes all the tests, but I don't pass the test of mounting her from the ground. I am 5'2" and am wondering if other 'shorties' have special tricks? I bought one of those ladder things...but that seems disasterous since when you put your foot in it it only swings you under her belly. I am going to try and put the stirrup on the lower level perhaps? But then the challenge is getting over the top from such a low height. I'm limber, but not young anymore, so no fancy leap over the neck tricks please.