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Reply To: Bareback Mounting

Rhinestone Cowgirl Rhinestone Cowgirl
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There are a couple different ways to do bareback mounting. I use the move where you take hold of the mane in left hand and stand at the shoulder, but facing almost completely away from the horse, where my back is toward her. This enables you to get a little “running start.” Take a quick step with right leg as if you are turning around quickly toward horse to gain momentum, bounce on left leg to swing right leg over. It’s basically a vaulting move, and works better for me than the face-the-horse-and-jump-on-back move. However, I am 5’9″, so since you are 5’1′, it’s definitely more of a challenge, and it may also require you to gain a little more strength. But with practice you should be able to find the technique that works for you.

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