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post #1 of 11 Old 03-13-2012, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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and we have LIFT OFF!!

I am so proud of myself!! I've been working so hard at getting fitter so I can be a better rider for Cinny. I haven't necessarily lost weight, but I am becoming more tone, more able to "float" over his back instead of pound on it, etc. Been working on my core and my legs, I've graduated to what I call "toddler squats." Basically I can now do squats while holding my toddler as he often wants to be held while I'm trying to work out, and he's about 30 pounds.

But the best thing in the world has happened. Something I haven't been able to do since 1992. I can mount my horse without a mounting block! Yes, I can put my foot in the stirrup and lift myself up and over with minimal effect on Cin. Trust me, you pull him just a little "off" and the sucker will take off. No, he stands quietly and looks back at me as if to say "good going mom, does this mean more trail rides?"

All that work is paying off....yay
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-13-2012, 11:58 AM
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Congrats! That is an accomplishment I would like to make soon, I can mount from the ground on my friend's horse because she is shorter. I have yet to be able to do that on my horse on a regular basis. I will keep trying.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-13-2012, 12:11 PM
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Awesome!
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-13-2012, 01:54 PM
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Im happy for you, and ashamed of myself! Good for you, though, seriously.
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-13-2012, 04:52 PM
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Congrats! Being able to mount up like that is freeing.
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-16-2012, 09:42 PM
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congratulations
I wish I could do that again mount from the ground

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post #7 of 11 Old 03-16-2012, 10:04 PM
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I'm 105 lbs and I still can't mount anything over 13.3hh without a block!

Congratulations!!!

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-17-2012, 02:49 AM
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When I was younger I could mount from the ground
But no more

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post #9 of 11 Old 03-17-2012, 06:24 PM
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I'm 105 lbs and I still can't mount anything over 13.3hh without a block!

Congratulations!!!
You short? Im 5' 11" and 170lbs and if I tried to mount Jack the horse whos 16hh I could do it! Im not flexible and if I had to from the left side, I can't cause of my knee. I barely can get my leg over the saddle, I skim him rump when I do.



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post #10 of 11 Old 03-18-2012, 12:05 AM
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VT, I'm 5'2'' lol

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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