Why do cowboys always mount the horse from the left side?

Why do cowboys always mount the horse from the left side?

Oscar Trusty

Alexandria, Louisiana

The custom of mounting a horse from the left side dates back at least to medieval times. Most warriors were right-handed and carried their weapons on the right side. Naturally, they preferred to mount from the left.

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