Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Ok, here's how I train a horse to stand for mounting. Lead him up to the mounting block. If he dances around, moves, you move him back, do not attempt to mount him until he stands. Maybe take a while, but you get him to stand, right where you want him. Then when he is standing, get on the mounting block, if he moves away, get off the block & move him right back and he has to stand again. It continues on like this until he stands for the whole mounting process. Even if you put your foot in the stirrup & he move, get off & move him back. This process works. Training horses isn't difficult so much as it's time consuming, doing the same thing, over & over.