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Old 02-13-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Mounting block

I'm reving myself up to get a moveable mounting block. I checked out Stateline and there are four 3-step models:
Horseman's Pride 21 inch wide tread $84.99
Sportote 16 inch wide tread $84.99
Burlington 15-5/8 inch tread $118.14 (has storage)
High Country 18 inch tread $79.04

Good reviews on all of them. Anyone buy one of these plastic mounting blocks?
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
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In my arena, I just have the stairs my husband built for our camper.
For aportable mounting block that folds up, and that I take to shows , etc, I just bought those three step folding ones you can buy at Walmart and many other places. I believe they cost about 30 dollars.
Very popular, used that way, as I see lots of them at horse shows!

Like this, only white, and I know I only paid no more than 30 or 35 dollars
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:46 AM   #3
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opps... responded to both posts

We use a 2-step portable where my son rides...

Not sure of width or cost as I didn't purchase it, but if I was buying I would go for the widest possible for best foot stability when stepping up and off.
It would also allow the greatest "freedom" of stop spot too to mount/dismount.

I don't know if I would want storage inside the thing honestly...they are rather "bulky" and slightly a pest to move as it is..
Can't imagine what it would hold that would be worth the extra expense or unbalancing that may happen if you need to move the thing.. son rides a 15.1 horse... only needs to step-up a few inches to the stirrup to mount for sizing. 2-step is fine for him.

I would suggest going to a feed/tack store and try the thing out by climbing up it and see which one you prefer, then order it from where ever if need be.

I put the below response on the duplicate post...

My son uses a 2-step mounting block, plastic.

He rides a 15.1 horse and that puts him with only needing to lift his foot a few inches to the stirrup height.

Don't know if you need a 3-step one...
3 step is 22.5" high and weigh 22 pounds
2-step is 19" high and weighs 14 pounds....

Costs a lot more for just a few inches gained and if you want the storage space...but/and it sure weighs a lot more....

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Old 02-14-2014, 06:15 AM   #4
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I use 3 milk crates, two on the bottom and one on top held together with ties. the step has help over 100 kids learn to ride and lasted about 10 years and i still have it collecting dust. and it was free.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:27 AM   #5
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Version, For at home or for 'on the road'? We have a really sturdy cooler that we take with us 'on the road' and it is also our mounting block. The double purpose of cold stuff and equip makes sure that it gets packed in the truck. With the cooler stuff in it, it is pretty stable and resilient to kicks and shoves.At home we have a set of modular home stairs....not portable I know but they are great. I would try for the most stable(no pun) base and carry ability. One of my boarders has a one step pretty high with a minimal storage under the lid. The legs are pretty splayed out so the stability is really good. She uses it for a 15.2 horse. She is a fluffy rider and it has held up over the four years I have seen it. If I ever get dug out of the snow today I will repost and tell you the brand.
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