It’s all part of my plan to get on my own horses again: a giant mounting block.
Two steps just isn’t enough. And my regular tree stump is too big of a step up for me to safely clamber on before settling on a horse. No, I officially need a three-step mounting block — both to get on and hopefully get off — my horses. It’s the drop down from the saddle that I most dread. Or at least it’s what my ankle dreads.
Now, you might ask, if it’s so hard to get on and off your horse, should you be riding? Well, once I’m on, it’s not a problem so why should I let the mounting/dismounting get in the way of a perfectly good ride?
This lovely block came all the way from Schneider’s, a tack shop that was just down the road from me when I lived in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Even shipped, this was by far the best deal I found: it was half the price of a similar mounting block from SmartPak!
Today I rode Curly, so two steps was enough. But Zelda better watch out. I’m working up to riding her soon!