Do you mount from the side or by coming up running from the rear?
Dear Petey O
I prefer the “leg-up”, a very low-stress mounting technique. Using this technique, there is no saddle twisting on the horse’s back, and no noticeable weight shifting.
To use the leg-up technique, stand by your horse’s left side. With both reins in your left hand, grasp a hold of the horse’s mane. With your right hand, grasp the pommel or horn of the saddle. Bend your left knee to hold your calf up off the ground. Your friend grasps your calf, and on the count of “1-2-3”, boosts you up into the saddle.
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