My little arab mare I broke in last year has a very bad habit that I thought I had broken but it has raised its head again with the pressure of competition and training for competition. She has always been difficult to get to stand up when I mount. She is a busy little horse with a busy brain. I initially solved the problem by using my usual method which is make doing what I don't want her to do difficult and standing up to be mounted easy. We never ever stood up on first attempt but it would only take a few attempts and then she would stand. I would get on her make her stand until I tightened her girth and I would then let her move off. I have to use a block, anthill, passing Labrador to stand on otherwise my saddle slips as she is very round in the barrel and I ride in a treeless. However as she has got fitter and more confident she is now quite difficult to get to stand even with my usual method to stop her moving when I go to mount. Even with a one rien stop on her she still spins around me which just results in me launching myself on an unbalanced moving horse. At our competition last weekend I ended up getting my mate to hold her each time I went to mount which is something I DON'T want to start but we had a clock against us. I was also riding with someone else and she had been extremely patient waiting each time I mounted but I could see that it was becoming a trial for her too. So has anyone got any ideas? Or do I just keep persevering with the one reiner and wait until she stops spinning.....???? I have had her spinning around me in a one reiner for ten minutes without her stopping. I don't think it is working. I have never had a horse that I haven't been able to stand up. Normally I get them sorted fairly quickly. I have a lesson with a good breaker next Saturday who is going to watch what is going on and see if he can offer me some ideas to get her to stand.