To ride or not to ride!

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You need to be a confident rider – with a confident horse – to ride across a bridge with a low handrail. Many riders will want to dismount, lead their horse across the bridge on foot, and re-mount on the other side.

Providing a mounting block on either side is a simple and effective solution. It is possible to get off and on a horse without one, but it is hard work and can twist the horse's spine.

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Make sure mounting blocks have surfaces that give a good grip even when they are muddy. If the block is likely to get a lot of use, reinforce the ground around it to provide a hard standing.

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Detailed drawing - Mounting block

You will find a detailed drawing and specification details for a mounting block here.

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