A Ladies Guide to Preparing to Ride Side Saddle

I was asked earlier today by a rider if there were any exercises she could to prepare for riding in a side saddle lesson. Having only recently converted to the sideways side I thought it was only fair to share my experience and what I learned in those valuable first few weeks.  

A Week of Firsts

  “Feel the fear and do it anyway” isn’t that what they say? Well I can safely say I managed to accomplish that this week. My arms might be two inches longer than they were before (unfortunately not my legs!) but I am still in one piece and haven’t sprained my Jennifer muscle too badly.Continue reading “A Week of Firsts”

These Are a Few of my Favourite Things

To the tune of the song of the same name! Being greeted by neighing and pricked ears each day The smell of creosote, molassed chaff and hay Dark brown supple leather with subtle bits of bling These are a few of my favourite things  Horses that don’t lean when you’re putting their  studs in AContinue reading “These Are a Few of my Favourite Things”

From Clueless to Competing – my side saddle adventure so far

  Very recently I asked the ladies on a very helpful Facebook page how long it would take before side saddle would feel ‘normal’. There was a reason behind this question as my first side saddle showing class was just over a week away and I was at the time trotting like a drunk onContinue reading “From Clueless to Competing – my side saddle adventure so far”