Riders are typically taught to always mount and dismount from the left side, but on the trail you may encounter situations where it’s easier or safer to mount or dismount on the off side. Horse Illustrated contributor Jennifer Nice explains some reasons why you would mount on the right side.
Jennifer Nice has logged more than 7,000 miles in endurance competition. Her notable accomplishments include five Tevis Cup finishes and two Virginia City 100 wins.
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