Why Are Horses Mounted From The Left?

19 September 2017, 16:50

Picture: LBC

Throughout history, people have traditionally mounted horses form the left side. But what is the reason for this?

Mystery Hour Question

Why do you always have to mount a horse from the left side?

Lionel, Edmonton


Name: Alistair, Salisbury

Qualification: Read about it somewhere

Answer: In ancient warfare, soldiers would traditionally have their sword on the left side. So when they mounted their horse, it was easier to approach from the left.