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How do you mount a horse?

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July 29, 2009 3:47AM

This is how you mount a horse English style.

you can either use a mounting block if the horse is too big, or mount from the ground.

1. you tighten your girth and put your stirrups down. you can walk your horse over to the mounting block and make sure you still mount up on the left side. halt your horse so you can still hop on. if your horse decides to act up, you can always ask an instructor to help you. if you have a crop, hold it behind your leg.

2. climb up the mounting block and grab the reins in your left hand and put your right hand behind the saddle. put your left foot in the stirrup and swing your other leg over. gather your reins and put your right leg in the stirrup as well. if the stirrups are too long then you can shorten or make them longer from the saddle, or get someone else to do it.

1. You can make the stirrup on the left side longer if you have to. then you put your left foot in the left stirrup and someone else will hold down the other stirrup so the saddle doesn't slip. then you can hop a little to get momentum and then swing your leg over. do the same thing as a mounting block, gather reins and fix stirrups.

1. To do a dis mount, you halt the horse and take your feet out of the stirrups and rest your reins on the horses neck and slide your right leg over and slip down. loosen the girth and do up the stirrups. take the reins over the horses head.

1. to do a walking dismount, you still do everything but halt. when the horse is walking, you slip from its back.