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Ain’t No Mounting Block Enough

If your horse doesn't stand still for mounting, he is trying to avoid something unpleasant. This might be the riding itself, a saddle that doesn't fit well, not feeling well, or maybe the mounting (block) itself is scary for him. After making sure the horse isn't in pain and the saddle fits very well, it might be a good idea to retrace the steps of saddling and mounting your horse and see what's still troubling him. Break that down into little steps and take the time to make him comfortable with the process. This can be SO much fun and VERY easy using force free training methods.  They will be having the best time and will even start to anticipate by parking by the mounting block waiting for you to get on. If you want to learn more, you can join the independent group Empowered Equestrians on facebook, or one of the sister groups like EE - Getting Started.

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