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February 16, 2018 Last updated: October 15, 2018

How to Mount a Horse: An Illustrated Guide

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It is almost guaranteed that every boy, at some point, wanted to be a cowboy. The thought of hopping on your trusty steed and riding off into the sunset is too perfect a dream to ignore. Learning how to ride a horse well, though, can take years. It involves understanding the nuances of a horse’s behavior and how your own behavior communicates your intent to them. But, with a few basics you can certainly get at least a taste of that childhood dream. The first step? Getting on.

Here’s how to mount up.

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Illustrated by Ted Slampyak