Reply To: Retraining a neglected horse

Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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One other very, very old thing I was taught (back when I had to walk to the stable uphill both ways in the snow, with dinosaurs nipping at my heels) is to face the rear of the horse, turn the stirrup to you, and mount. That way, even if the horse does start to walk off, her motion will just put you right up in the saddle. Obviously the horse should learn to stand, but if you are alone and want to ride, this should at least help you get on with a minimum of difficulty.

It is never the horse's fault