Book Research Question #1: Can a petite heroine climb up on a draft horse without a step?
Yes, She can get on:
By running and springing up onto the horses side while he stands broadside,
By climbing flexed–arm style while using his mane for a handhold. This is really hard. or
By using a well trained horse that will kneel to let you mount.
Learning is so much fun. And now Mark thinks horses are cool.