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    12-30-2011, 11:46 AM
Several people have given you the suggestion that works for me 100% of the time. Make the right thing easy. ALWAYS. So, if your horse MOVES AT ALL when you try to mount-fine. MAKE HIM MOVE. Now and fast. Do a few cicles around you, then try to mount again. Same drill over and over until he gets it. It is easier to stand than to have to run his butt off. And after you are on-take your time and make him stand until you are ready.
Sounds to me like this horse respects the trainer, and not you, which is why he stands for the trainer.
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    12-30-2011, 01:45 PM
I am 5'2 and ride a daft horse so mounting is a problem I tort my guy to stand buy he gets a sugar cube after I get in the saddle so he waits for it now. You are NOT your weight he just needs to stand
    12-30-2011, 02:28 PM
Your horse needs to be taught to stand ON THE GROUND. Since winter interferes with so many of our riding plans, I suggest that you ground train him for the next month to "halt" and to ground tie. MY gelding has issues, too, and it stems from my nervousness--I was recovering from being thrown by other horses, so I've been nervous about it. EVERYTHING ELSE that I've trained my gelding to do on the ground has stuck. YOU must be the authority. Your horse doesn't care if you are the authority on his back or on the ground--your authority, or lack of it means the SAME to the horse. Train him to be the benevolant authority figure in his life. It is AMAZING how much more time has to be spent retraining your horse, than is spent training correctly in the first place. In my case, I didn't start the problem, BUT I've exascerbated it. If I really love my horse, it is up to me to spend the time to fix it. =D
    12-30-2011, 03:03 PM
Since I have a disability and a balance issue
I need a safe way to mount a horse
    01-05-2012, 09:20 PM
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Since I have a disability and a balance issue
I need a safe way to mount a horse

Are you asking or are you commenting? =o

If you're asking, they have those big ol' mounting steps which are about 4-5 feet off of the ground. The thing is teaching your horse to park next to it. That or a good ol leg up, carefully of course.
    01-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Thank you for the advice
    01-06-2012, 04:27 PM
You're welcome :) Happy to help!
    01-06-2012, 05:07 PM
When I was younger and in better shape I use to mount
From the ground id the horse was saddled and bareback
I needed a boost or mounting block
    01-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
When I was younger and in better shape I use to mount
From the ground id the horse was saddled and bareback
I needed a boost or mounting block
See I'm a youngin' and I can barely manage that myself xD so you were in really good shape! I need to learn to stretch more lol

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