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A Ladies Guide to Preparing to Ride Side Saddle

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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.

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Oops….I Did It Again

The Holy Trinity of Equestrian Shopping

The Holy Trinity of Equestrian Shopping

 

I went to the RDS Dublin Horse Show last week which can only mean one thing, well two things. 1. Cups of strawberries covered in chocolate (which ends up with me covered in chocolate) and 2. Shopping. Last week in an attempt to control myself I set myself a very specific short list of things I am permitted to purchase. The list included calmers that I have run out of (for the horse not me) and a new pair of jodhpur boots because my own ones have been worn to the point of almost falling apart.

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Things I Learned Trying Side Saddle

 

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It is possible to use and stretch muscles you did not actually know you had.

 

You will know you have these muscles the next day and where on your body they are located – they will tell you, they may in fact scream abuse at you.

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