What can I use as a mounting block?
People use the craziest things as substitutes for mounting blocks. Lawn chairs, stepladders, buckets —these are things that can really injure you or your horse when mounting. Look for a block with a lipped edge. A mounting block with an edge at the lip is stable.
How tall should a mounting block be?
Specifications. Our 4-by-3-foot permanent mounting block has two steps. The bottom step is 2 by 3 feet by 11 inches. The top step is also 11 inches, making the whole block about 22 inches tall.
Is it better to use a mounting block?
1) Using a mounting block is better for your horse’s back. This is especially important if your balance and timing is not always perfect or if your saddle does not fit perfectly. Also, mounting from a block is much easier on horses that get ridden a lot–such as lesson horses, camp horses or trail rental horses.
Why do you mount a horse from the left side?
Mounting from the left is just tradition. Soldiers would mount up on their horses left sides so that their swords, anchored over their left legs, wouldn’t harm their horses’ backs. Alternating sides also allows your horse to use muscles on the right and left sides of his spine equally, which helps his back.
What is a mounting block used for electrical?
Mounting Blocks are used in the installation of switchgear on various surfaces. Available in different thicknesses, as well as recessed and fully enclosed models.
Can you ride a horse if you are overweight?
You could be medically overweight, or even obese, by your BMI, but if your horse is big, strong and fit enough, with a saddle fitted well to you and him, and you’re fit and balanced, it’s possible you could ride him without an issue.