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Re: [RC] [RC] Fear when mounting/dismounting - Rae Callaway

I had a pony (13.3h) when I was young and I taught him to stand for me to do that.  I'd leap up, we'd rear, then take off at a full blown gallop.  He was a great pony.  I could not imagine doing that to a horse today.  I keep visualizing the horse kicking out as I ran up to leap -- ouch!
 
Rae
Tall C Arabians - Central

Ed & Wendy Hauser <ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
".....I've always wanted to try that sort of scissors leap from the ground
directly into the saddle you sometimes see young bucks do in movies, but I'm
afraid I'd freak the horse...."

Years ago we had the best little Shetland pony for our boys. One day while
she was in the pasture eating grass, a neighbor boy who thought he was hot
stuff, ran up behind her and vaulted onto her back. We all cheered as she
bucked him summarily off. That is the only time, outside of Gene Autrey
movies, I have seen that mount done.

Ed

Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875

ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx
406.642.6490


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