Originally Posted by Golden Horse
Hey, Dustbunny, guess what? You're wrong
I think what they are describing is the staircase or ladder method, you put right foot in dropped down stirrup, then left foot in proper stirrup and mount, saves the whole low stirrup stranded in mid air can't sling the leg over thing!
Or maybe I'm wrong.....
i think the way you explained it is the way I saw it demonstrated once in a video long ago.
What worries me though, is if you use this easy stirrup and your horse has little/no/mutton withers, and you are a larger sized rider......... that saddle is swinging round the horse's side for sure because ALL the rider's weight is hanging off that side of the saddle while mounting. Unless you have the girth tightened to the point where horse thinks he's wearing a corset.......
With a mounting block or even mounting from the ground, at least your weight isn't left hanging the same, eh?