This is genius! I was so hesitant, not sure if my sensitive guy would allow me to pull on his right armpit with my full weight. A few well timed cookies and within a few sessions I was able to get him to stand still while I monkeyed my way up into the saddle. It sure isn’t smooth or pretty, but I can do it!!! I’ve got some long term health issues and I never thought I would be able to get on from the ground. This is a trail riders dream. I love how my treeless saddle doesn’t slip to the side with this.
It’s very well made and you can tell the materials are high quality. I don’t have any worry about it wearing or tearing.
I wish the hip bag was a touch bigger, but I’ve been able to get everything shoved back inside each time. Long term I’m going to use a saddlebag instead of the hip bag. It will just be easier to shove it back into a slightly larger place.
JUNE 16, 2023
I recently ordered your solo ride and tried it for the 1st time this morning.
I want to thank you for your invention! For the first time I was able to get on my Belgium draft horse by myself to ride her bare back. Thank you again!
JULY 13, 2022
I use the mounting block even with a saddle, or find a stump or hill …I am thrilled and will highly recommend it! Thanks for inventing such a helpful aid Sincerely, Colleen
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
Love my Solo.. 16.4 hands horse… works great.. be sure to practice in the arena and do refresher IN THE ARENA .. cause when you need it out on trail you want it to be old news to your horse.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
I really like the Solo ride mounting aide. I took my old mare out today with a soft bareback pad and the solo ride mounting aide and had a blast! I used to ride bare back all of the time but now I’m just getting too old to hop up so this product is just what I needed to continue riding without worrying where to get off and on. Thank you for inventing this! I love it!
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
The Solo-Ride arrived in a box covered with pictorial instructions, and included a fanny pack (with lots of pockets) in which to store the Solo-Ride while riding. The Solo-Ride itself is comprised of thick nylon webbing that creates the support system, a folding stirrup that is made of lightweight aluminum, and a padded strap that can be used for additional padding either on the wither or under the leg. The nylon webbing adjusts in two places and allows for maximum customization for different size horses. The Solo-Ride loops around one leg and over the back/wither and hangs down with a stirrup.
After setting the Solo-Ride up on my horse, I spent a few minutes putting my weight in and out of the stirrup. My horse is still green but quickly adjusted to the new pressure and I was able to mount within five minutes.
I made my first attempt while my horse was already tacked up. With the Solo-Ride lying to the right side of my stirrup (similar to using a step-stool) I put my right foot into the Solo-Ride’s stirrup, then my left foot into my saddle’s stirrup which allowed me to mount easily. I used the padded band over the cantle to protect the leather from the nylon webbing. For bareback, I lengthened both of the adjustable straps so I could reach the stirrup from the ground, and again I mounted easily, then folded the Solo-Ride into its waist pack.
I am excited to use it on the trail!
Sonja Beale, Canadian Horse Journal
February 27, 2015
Received my solo-ride yesterday. Brilliant! Wonderful design and well made. I order the XL, but it’s too small for my horse. Fully extended it’s about 6″ below his withers and the stirrup is still up above my waist (and I’m 5′ 7). But no worries, I am going to add more strap to the stirrup side. Just wanted you to know this is one of the best things I’ve ever seen. Good job!!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
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