Readers Write In: Mounting Block Dilemma

Mounting an ex-racehorse requires training to stand still

Does your horse hate the mounting block? Does he or she step away when you go to mount, or even worse still act as if they are an imminent threat to life? Then help is at hand! In this article, ex-racehorse retraining Victoria Bax helps out a reader who was struggling to get their horse stood quietly and safely next to a mounting block. Emma Louise Gallagher wrote: My 18hh ex-racer is petrified of mounting blocks! I’ve been trying for 4 years now!? plus he hates people stood on the block…

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