Hi! I’m Kelli on behalf of Expert Village.
I am going to show you how to ride your horse with a walk. So the first thing we are going
to do is we are going to mount up so we want to make sure that our girth is nice and tight
which mine is not. So we are just going to tighten this up just a little bit. You want
to make sure that the girth is nice and snug on the horse and not too tight or is uncomfortable
for your horse but snug enough for the saddle is not going to slip when you get on. I am
going to place my rein over her neck and you always to mount from the left side of your
horse. You can mount from the right side of your horse. It’s a little bit more difficulty
involved but usually you want to mount from the left. So what we are going to do is we
are going to take our reins in our left hand, we are going to grab the horn, we are going
to take her stirrup with her right hand, we are going to place our left foot in the stirrup,
we are going to grab the horn, we are going to swing our right leg over and then we are
on. Once we are on, we are going to put our feet in the stirrups, make sure they are a
comfortable length for our legs, not too short or not too long. I’m riding in a Western saddle
so you want to make sure there is a slight bend to your knee. You wouldn’t want your
knee jacked up here or have it too long where it is straight. So these are a comfortable
length for me. So once I am on, I am going to grab my reins and I am ready to go ride.
So that is how you mount a horse.