My horse from time to time has really frustrating problems standing still when trying to mount. Just as soon as your foot touches the first step of the mounting block he backs one step and swings his butt away. We worked it out once before by having someone hold him. He did fine for awhile and now he is back to being a real pain. I try to mount him in an area of the arena where he will back up into something to discourage him from going backwards or moving away. He is 8, he knows the drill....maybe he is just pushing my buttons!!
In his defense my trainer said once when I first got him that she thought he was taught to "walk on" when you get one foot in the stirrup by a guy that rode him on trails only and mounted him from the ground. He is 16.2, that is not going to happen for me. He does this more for me than the trainer or her help but he still does it to them sometimes. Any suggestions?