How To Mount A Horse Using A Mounting Block
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How To Mount A Horse Using A Mounting Block

September 6, 2019


This is how we’re going to learn how to mount
a horse correctly. So, Jennifer’s going to bring Chester to the mounting block. Chester’s
very used to this type of mounting block. Make sure your horse is well trained and get
someone to give you a hand if you’re not sure. It’s really important you use the correct
type of mounting block. Some people like to use chairs and things like that but it can
be very dangerous. So it needs to be sturdy and on level ground
to make sure no accidents happen. Before you get on, it’s very important that you learn
to check your own tack. So Jennifer’s going to check her girth and make sure it’s tight
enough. This ensures that when she does get on that
the saddle doesn’t slip. Ok.then she’s going to pull down her stirrups and just check the
length before she gets on. This will ensure that when she gets on the horse, it saves
times and that she’s not going to spend too much time messing around with him. Ok.the reason we use a mounting block is because
then it’s safer for the horse’s back. Mounting from the floor can sometimes pull on the back
of the saddle and can cause damage to the horse’s spine. So it’s much better to get
yourself a mounting block to get on from. Also, ask for help from the other side. So
if you’ve got someone holding the stirrups from the other side, this again prevents the
saddle from slipping. So Jennifer’s going to show us how to get on. As she gets up, now we know this horse is
very use to having someone standing on the mounting block, she’s going to make sure that
the reins are nice and secure. Not so tight that he walks backwards but nice and secure
so that he can’t walk forward. She’s going to put her left foot in the stirrup, hold
on to the other side of the saddle and gently low herself down. It’s really important that you make sure you
take time to lower your weight into the saddle, as Jennifer did, so that you’re not landing
hard on the horse’s back and causing him any damage. Straight away, she’s picked up her
reigns so that the horse can’t walk on. While she’s there, she’s just going to make sure
her weight is even in the saddle and that she’s sitting nice and comfortably before
she starts the beginning of her lesson.

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  1. Thank you ever so much for all of your videos they have really helped me to understand more about my position and how to to tack up horses! Thanks

  2. i really liked the information provided but was frustrated that the rider is preventing the viewer from seeing what is happening at the critical time.

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