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post #21 of 33 Old 11-18-2012, 07:32 PM
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oooh...the tailgate of a pickup truck works great :)
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post #22 of 33 Old 11-18-2012, 08:21 PM
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I always try to find something to step on so I can mount. It's easier on me and my horse. I'm also a bigger girl so I cant always mount very well from the ground. Sometimes I get lucky and can actually get up there.

If I cant find anything and have to mount from the ground I lower my stirrup a couple holes and that normally does the trick.
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What Lone said.
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post #23 of 33 Old 12-11-2012, 08:27 PM
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I can get on from the ground, but I don't unless I absolutely have to. My horse's chiropractor told me that everyone should use a mounting block. Period. :)

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post #24 of 33 Old 12-12-2012, 09:04 AM
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Oreosgirl, thanks for the step link. I just ordered one! Can't wait to try it.
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post #25 of 33 Old 12-15-2012, 07:22 PM
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I got my mounting stool today. It's lightweight and easy to use. Can't wait to try it.
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post #26 of 33 Old 01-07-2013, 05:28 AM
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Im not so sure those stirrup mounting aids would work....I tried my friends and I had no trouble getting "up" but when I went to swing my leg over I found that standing in the lower stirrup caused me to be too low to get my leg over....and I am fairly tall with long was just too far off. My crotch and legs were just too far from the top of the saddle. Just use a stump or get someone who is adept at getting up without a mounting block to give you a leg up.....and aren't too heavy for a leg up!
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post #27 of 33 Old 01-13-2013, 09:29 PM
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I have a barrel horse so I don't want to put excessive pressure on his back. He is 15.3. I use a mounting block, bucket, or whatever is accessible to me at the time. All of my friends get on from the ground as does my trainer till she hurt her knee. She always kids to me about needing to get on from the ground. As long as you know you can get up from the ground with no assistance from anything else. I wouldn't worry about not using the block. I know I can get up from the ground when I want and need to. All the other times I just say Im saving energy and using my resources :)
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post #28 of 33 Old 01-17-2013, 09:52 PM
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I mount from a 3 step block and mom holds the stirup and it still takes me 5 mins to get on cuz im scared. drives my mom insane.
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post #29 of 33 Old 01-18-2013, 08:43 AM
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I agree a thousand percent - everyone should use a mounting block when they can! Makes it SO much easier on the horse.

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post #30 of 33 Old 01-18-2013, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiffany01 View Post
I mount from a 3 step block and mom holds the stirup and it still takes me 5 mins to get on cuz im scared. drives my mom insane.
Wanna have a party? A patient friend on the ground is so important when you are in that phase, and I have been there several times. You can get over it, and reach that enviable stage of just climbing on the block and getting on
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