I have a rather embarrassing question to ask. I love riding and have a terrific horse. She is under 15 hands, just the right height for me. But I can’t get on her. I mean, I CAN get on but it’s a struggle and I don’t do it “the right way”. The way I get on is totally unsafe, but it’s the only way I can manage. I sidle my mare up to the side of my truck so she is touching the side. I put my foot in the stirrup but I’m not flexible enough to swing my leg over. I kneel on the saddle with my off leg then push that leg down as I slide onto the saddle my far leg drops to the stirrup. My horse doesn’t mind and waits for me to settle (she’s awesome). But I’m embarrassed to mount in front of other people, go to a show or on a trail ride with friends. Can you help? What should I do?
Determined Riders Mounting Dilemma