For those that have an OTTB (any horse actually but the OTTB's are notorious for taking off the minute any weight is on their backs...not their fault, they are trained to be moving/trotting/jigging to the track as jockeys mount up) mounting up can prove to be a challenge in the beginning.
Laz has been really great at being patient with me about 99% of the time
This photo series was captured my my sister in July
I thought I would share it with you today, as today I mounted Laz from the 2 step block instead of the 3 step, and he walked off with me dangling over his back on try #1. LOL! Try #2 he stood as I squirmed my way over on him. Good boy!!!
As I put his reins over him, I always tell him "Take care of me."
The beloved 3 step
What not to do...one leg over and your horse not paying attention to you starts to wander away
And a one...
and squirm up a bit