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Extra height for a horse mounting step

The local Riding for the Disabled needed an additional step for their mounting platform. The young clients are getting smaller and the ponies bigger so the steps that are currently used were not quite high enough.

The Challenge

After much thought it was decided to make a platform that the existing steps could be stood on. All of the mounting equipment needs to be packed away at the end of the session so anything made needed to be easily moveable by one or two people. Making a platform meant that existing steps and handrail could be used, they were originally made by the Army Apprentices in 1987.

The solution

Platform made with OSB frames and timber rails with holes in the OSB to lighten the structure weight was critical.

The benefit

Gives riders an additional 200mm height to mount horse. Normally there are two adults and one child at the top of the platform.

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