Mount from both sides for your health!
So, I recently had a back pain episode that resulted in going to ER, getting meds and going to physio. What came out in physio that my hips are not flexible enough and my left far more so than my right. I thought it was odd that my hips would not be 1. flexible and 2. uneven. I still don't understand the not flexible part overall, but figured out something to do about the uneven part: mount from the right as often as from the left.
I mount from the left 90% of the time, out of habit more than anything. Since I've been riding again after my episode, I have started tacking up from the right and mounting from the right almost every time now. I'm hoping this will help "open up" my left hip. I always mount from the ground.
I can not mount bareback from the right. I always figured it was just that my muscles weren't trained and just went to the left again. No more. Starting this winter for bareback I will be attempting to mount bareback from the right as well.
Should be interesting to see how this fares out in my daily exercise routine I've been given...