I'm 51 and just getting back into horses after 20 years. I'm also way over weight and have a terrible time mounting a horse. We are working on building a mounting block so both my disabled husband and I can get on our horses.
I finally climbed on my husband's horse (well, actually my horse, I bought him - but hubby claimed him!) about a month ago. My oldest daughter took a picture and video of me on the horse. I felt so sorry for the horse I haven't been back on since then!