(Information for this article provided by Steve Brown, director, western equestrian program, The University of Findlay.)
To a lot of folks, mounting and dismounting may not seem like a crucial part of the ride. You just get on and get off, right?
Actually, proper mounting and dismounting can assure your safety as well as set a positive tone for working with your horse. In our riding program at UF, we have procedures that make the start and end of your ride more enjoyable.
Getting On . . .