One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A block of stone or low wooden steps from which a rider mounts a horse.
- ‘When they had gotten the horses all bridled and ready, Gina took the reins and led her horse over to the mounting block.’
- ‘I stepped on the mounting block and Charlie held Rocket's bridle, while I swung my leg over the big horse.’
- ‘We reached the mounting block where Erica was waiting patiently with an encouraging smile.’
- ‘When she was done with that, she led Tide to the mounting block so that she could get on.’
- ‘I told Sally that it was easier on the horse to use the mounting block, which is true.’
- ‘She tacked up Hope hastily and led her quickly to the mounting blocks.’
- ‘I swung onto his back, and he strode away from the mounting block, pricking his ears hopefully towards the barn.’
- ‘When he was not off fighting battles, he made the trek to St Mary's every Sunday by horse: his mounting block can still be seen outside the church.’
- ‘She led him around a bit, then walked him to the mounting block.’
- ‘When we three women came down, Mike had our horses tied by the mounting block.’
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