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[RC] Gene Autry mount - rides2far

That is the only time, outside of Gene 
movies, I have seen that mount done.

My best friend did it onto his Shetland all the time. We held "house
robberies". I sat on my pinto pony outside his kitchen door and held his
pony's bridle. He sneaked into the back door of the house and eased into
the kitchen to get some food without his mom seeing him. If she caught
him she'd make him quit riding for the day. He would open the fridge,
steal a package of ham and his mom would yell from the other room,
"Tracy, is that you?" and he'd bolt out the door with the package of ham
in his teeth, mount his pony from the rear and we'd take off at a dead
gallop before his mom could get to the door. It was *so* fun. We felt
like real outlaws. 

I decided I was going to learn to do it on my pony which was bigger (I
could do it on his). I tied her front legs to her back legs with my reins
like breeding hobbles, then kept running up to her rump and stopping.
Never got the nerve to try. She always bucked if you sat anywhere but
right up against her withers and I knew I couldn't make it that far in
one leap. I finally gave up.>sigh< I think at these international rides
when those guys lead the sheik's horse out to the out timer for him it
would be pretty cool if he'd mount that way. What the heck, you've got
all those people to hold the horse. I think he should work on that. :-)


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