The Western Dismount
Author: Cathryn LeAnn (Katie_85 on the message board)
So you've had a great ride, but now you need to get down. Once again, don't forget about the higher cantle and saddle horn!
Step 1 Place the reins and your left hand on the horse's neck, just in front of the pommel, and place your right hand on the saddle.
Step 2 Remove your right foot from the stirrup and swing your right leg over the cantle of the saddle, bringing yourself to almost stand in the left stirrup.
Step 3 Lower yourself down, placing your right foot on the ground. Don't climb down, hanging onto the saddle. Just pop up, over the cantle and down, all in one, easy motion.
Step 4 Remove your left foot from the stirrup and there you go!