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  • Three step wood horse mounting block
  • Plus sized horse riders mounting from the ground

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    10-16-2011, 12:29 AM
  #21
Foal
Actually it is better for a horse to use a mounting block...Keeps from pulling the vertebrae out..So. Having said that..I'm 5'10 and my horse is 15.1 hands...I've had double knee replacements so I do use that mounting block to get on...getting off I do it the regular way...
     
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    10-16-2011, 01:14 AM
  #22
Foal
I'm 6'1" and weigh 150 lbs. I ride a 14.3 twh that I love dearly but the mounting thing can be quite entertaining. Just because I have a 36" inseam dosen't mean I can get my legs to go the right way. Some days she just looks at me like 'really' are you serious. I love my pony. (She thinks she is a big girl so I don't say the p word in front of her.)
     
    10-16-2011, 02:37 AM
  #23
Yearling
I also for the life of me cannot mount from the ground. I used to have a 14.2hh mare who I could JUST do so with (but prefered to use a mounting block with to save her back)... but otherwise I've always used something to mount. I remember when I used to graze at a property which had trees removed and just the stumps remained - no need for mounting blocks then haha!
At present I use one of my blue water tubs upside down. I still have my days though, especially when alone and can't hike that girth up on my equally plus sized equine partner (she's on a diet too!) where I spend at least 10mins trying to get up there!
I quietly grumble under my breath at my more flexible, lighter friends who can get up with ease too!
     
    10-16-2011, 09:53 AM
  #24
Foal
Word of warning about what your using to mount!!! Please make sure it's hard enough to hold you and the ground underneath it is level...I have used 5 gallon buckets until one tipped on me...I fell back hitting my head and got a concussion..no I don't ride with a helmet..;)..another time I was using wooden steps in the arena..next to the water trough, well steps were tippy and backwards I went butt first into the water! It had just been refilled with nice cold water...well, I displaced about 1/3 of it! My trainer thought that I was quite funny....I've found even tho we're "fluffy", we don't bounce at all..;)
nicole25 and Red Gate Farm like this.
     
    10-16-2011, 10:23 AM
  #25
Weanling
I'm 5'10 so I should be able to mount a 15hh easily right?
Wrong. I've got arthritis in my left knee so I struggle to use it to pull all my weight up.

Although I have broken the mounting block before, stood on it and it just collapsed under me! It was old but I didn't expect it to do that Thank goodness Lottie is so bombproof and didn't mind me clutching onto her saddle for dear life as I fell through the mounting block, I could have seriously hurt myself if I wasn't holding on to her, and I'm so thankful that she didn't spook.
     
    10-30-2011, 02:05 PM
  #26
Weanling
I've used the picnic table also when outdoors but the indoor arenas do't have them so it's the mounting block for me. I also have a hard time clearing the cantle so shorten the sturrup which puts me a little higher but then someone has to lengthen it again. I keep thinking their has got to be a way for us to become independent mounters
     
    10-30-2011, 02:22 PM
  #27
Banned
You need to get Hubby to build you a nice high concrete block with steps up to it(:
     
    10-30-2011, 02:41 PM
  #28
Trained
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Originally Posted by Heatherloveslottie    

Although I have broken the mounting block before, stood on it and it just collapsed under me! It was old but I didn't expect it to do that Thank goodness Lottie is so bombproof and didn't mind me clutching onto her saddle for dear life as I fell through the mounting block, I could have seriously hurt myself if I wasn't holding on to her, and I'm so thankful that she didn't spook.
That reminds me, when I was breaking my little fjordx gelding, I think it was his third ride, I was stood on an upturned muck tub, and it just shattered, and I fell into the middle of it, still hanging on to poor Max, and he just stood like a statue, such a good boy.
     
    10-30-2011, 02:42 PM
  #29
Weanling
Have a hubby that's very handy with working with tools, wood excetra and have been asking him to build a mounting platform for me for a couple of years now not going to happen.
     
    10-30-2011, 03:14 PM
  #30
Trained
Regardless of weight, I've always said that the 2 times I'm really vulnerable are when I'm mounting and dismounting. Once I get my fluffy rear into the saddle I'm pretty set and they have to work hard to get me off. I use either a 2 or 3 step mounting block (bought them both from Schneiders) and love them a lot. The 2 stepper is really easily portable and I toss it into my trailer for rides off the property. The 3 stepper pretty much puts me almost level with my stirrup so it's not an up and over movement to mount but just a step across movement which is much easier on me and the horse. Here's a link to both: Schneider Saddlery - Search

The 3 stepper is still portable but having recently toted it from the big show arena back to the barn, it's heavy enough that it's not my favorite one to take. I have problems with my knees and hips and have had surgery on my left knee which makes it real hard to lift UP to get onto the saddle.
     

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