How to Safely Get On and Off a Horse

Updated September 15, 2023

One of the most important parts of riding safety is being able to properly mount and dismount safely. Team SmartPak Rider and Pan American Games Silver Medalist Shannon Dueck shows us how she works with any kind of horse to ensure a positive, safe experience when getting in and out of the saddle.

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