Riders on the move can now get on more safely and quickly thanks to a new mounting invention.
Debbie Boston created the Mounting Mate, a product that helps riders mount safely from a trailer ramp by converting it into a sturdy, level mounting platform.
The Mounting Mate consists of two galvanised steel sprung legs with feet to prevent them sinking in soft ground.
The legs are easily fitted to the trailer ramp using four bolts and once installed, can be quickly unfolded to provide a level mounting surface.
“I have been around horses all my life and over the years I’ve watched people trying to mount their horses from some pretty scary places,” said Debbie, who came up with the idea this time last year.
“It got me thinking that there must be a better and safer way for riders to mount their horses.”
Debbie worked on the design with J&D Engineering Ltd, Hereford.
“The other benefit of Mounting Mate is that it significantly reduces the time and effort required to lift mounting aids in and out of the trailer or car and doesn’t take up valuable space,” she said.
“Riders can now confidently mount their horse from a safe and secure place with peace of mind.”
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Debbie received a small business award last month (25 January) from Nick Brown, the business expert on The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2.
“It’s not easy inventing a product from scratch and taking it to market on a shoestring budget, but that’s exactly what I’ve done,” she added. “I hope this award will help me gain further publicity.”
For more information visit: www.mountingmate.com