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Portable mounting aid for any rider, any discipline.

Watch Solo-Ride® in Action

For use with any Saddle or Bareback! We want you to feel like Solo-Ride® was made just for You!

Frequently Asked Questions

Solo-Ride is a Portable Mounting Aid that helps you mount your horse. Solo-Ride can be used to mount Bareback or as a Step up to your Saddle Stirrup.

Solo-Ride was created for any rider. It is adjustable to fit most horses and people, from a small pony up to a large horse.

If your horse moves or begins to walk off, simply step down and remove your foot from the stirrup and wait for the horse to stand still before beginning again.

Begin by reading enclosed instructions. Also have a look at our videos at the top of this page of Solo-Ride being used. We also have the instructions posted on our website, along with pictures of each step.

  • As a Step up to your Saddle Stirrup – Set the Solo-Ride stirrup approximately halfway between the ground and your saddle stirrup. Step into Solo-Ride with your right foot and then your left foot into your saddle stirrup. Once mounted simply undo the snap allowing it to fall, gather up and tuck into waist pack or your own saddle bags for next time.
  • Mounting Bareback – Step into the Solo-Ride with your left foot as usual. Once mounted simply undo the snap allowing it to fall, gather up and tuck into waist pack or your own saddle bags for next time.

You can use your Solo-Ride® anytime, anywhere you need to get back on your horse.

Keep your Solo-Ride® inside its accompanying waist pack so you have it with you anytime you ride. You might also like to tuck it into your saddle bag or any other carrying option you prefer.

Solo-Ride® is made locally here in BC, Canada with the highest quality materials available.

Solo-Ride is made of heavy duty nylon webbing and 100% stainless steel hardware. The Solo-Ride stirrup is made of a strong, lightweight, polished aluminum.

Yes absolutely, your Solo-Ride can be adjusted to fit any horse you would like to mount. It is also a terrific addition to have one on a group trail ride for riders to share if needed.

The two most important things to us are safety and comfort, for horse and rider alike. When used as per the instructions, your horse will not experience any discomfort. It is suggested that the horse and rider are the proper ratio to each other. As with all equine activities, it is also important to allow each horse individually, the time they need to get to know any new sensation.

See our testimonials/review tab, Solo-Ride® has been used and reviewed by many riders and 3 independent veterinarians. Let us know if you have any questions.

Yes we do.

As shipping costs differ greatly, feel free to add items you would like to purchase to your cart, then proceed to checkout without entering in your payment. There you will be able to see what your shipping costs before proceeding with your purchase. This way you will know the exact cost to your area.

Within Canada and the USA we ship all parcels by air Expedited, this generally takes 7 business days. For International orders please see business standards on the Canada Post Website.

Yes, the X-Long size will fit a smaller/ regular sized horses as well as the tall ones. While the X-long is made specifically for taller, larger horses (approx. 16hh and over) it can also be adjusted for use on a smaller horse as well.

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The Original Solo-Ride®

Portable Mounting Aid For Any Rider, Any Discipline. For Use With Any Saddle or Bareback!

Refund Policy

Our intent at Hairy Back Ranch is to create products of exceptional quality and value. If you have experienced less than this, we want to know.

If you are not happy with your purchase, return it to us within 30 days and you will be refunded without question.

Please include your original receipt with your purchase.

Customer service is one of the most important services we can provide to our customers. At Hairy Back Ranch we want to go over and above your expectations. If we can be of any help, in any way please feel free to call us and we will do whatever we can to make sure you are satisfied.

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