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post #1 of 18 Old 08-13-2013, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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mounting from ground

Question. For those of you that need/use a mounting block or something else to get on and off your horse. How can you travel for trail riding where there is no block to get off/on?
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-13-2013, 06:03 AM
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You could find a rock or something to use? xD
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post #3 of 18 Old 08-13-2013, 06:08 AM
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I know of a friend who uses on of these due to bad hips. Says it is a life saver. And you only have to stick it in your pocket

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post #4 of 18 Old 08-13-2013, 11:52 PM
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I can mount from the ground if I have to, I prefer to use a mounting block to avoid putting unneccesary stress on my horses back (ie; saddle rotating pressure on the spinus proceeses etc)

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post #5 of 18 Old 08-14-2013, 12:18 AM
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Truck tailgate, large rock, stump, hill, .... I have never not found something to mount from. I can mount from the ground if I had to but I prefer a fence mount or mounting from something.
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post #6 of 18 Old 08-14-2013, 12:59 AM
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Ditch works really good, hubby can't mount from the ground on an English saddle, put the horse in the ditch, works fine.
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post #7 of 18 Old 08-14-2013, 10:46 AM
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I taught my horse to line up to anything and everything I ask her to...even if it means she's in a ditch and I'm not. (:
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post #8 of 18 Old 08-14-2013, 12:11 PM
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There is always something. I use ditch (arroyo), rocks, and dear feeders they conveniently position by fence thoughtful of them!
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post #9 of 18 Old 08-14-2013, 04:27 PM
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this fear held me back from some of the longer rides i wanted to do for a couple of years but then I just said forget it and this last year started coming off more mid ride and finding a rock, a log or putting the horse on the trail and myself up on a ledge......i also had a friend give me a boost once.

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post #10 of 18 Old 08-15-2013, 08:24 AM
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Ditch, stump, picnic table, convenient rock... necessity is the mother of invention.
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