Mounting a horse without a mounting aid places the animal under considerable nervous and physical strain. No wonder, because a considerable stress is placed on the horse’s back as its spine is pulled to the side. Mounty has developed an automatic mounting aid. This is a world first – one from which both horse and rider benefit in equal measure. The Mounting Aid relieves the strain on the horse’s back, prevents the saddle from being pulled askew, and spares the animal’s nerves. It also makes mounting much easier for the rider – and its folds away automatically into the arena safety wall, after it has been used. Professional riders more or less always use a mounting aid, for it is quite simply a part of good horsemanship.