mounting-block

mounting-block

n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a block of stone formerly used to aid a person when mounting a horse
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She went on swinging for a few minutes, hoping he would return, but he remained indoors talking to Mrs Bannister and, at last, Lucy, deciding that she was no longer amused, stepped off the gate and went slowly down the yard, pausing, on her way, to jump from the top of the stone mounting-block.