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Video of the Week: How to Ride Sidesaddle like a Victorian Lady

October 5, 2012

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There’s something undeniably elegant—and a little bit crazy—about a smartly dressed lady riding across fields and over fences sidesaddle. While we’re fortunate to live in a time period in which riding with one leg on either side of the horse is perfectly acceptable, riding aside can be a fun new challenge for an experienced horse and rider. In this week’s video, Rebecca Holland of The Flying Foxes gives a brief history of the tack and attire used in sidesaddle riding.

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Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

10/7/2012 10:52:44 PM

That was a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing. Would so love to try this some day but those saddles are expensive!

kygal    rural, KY

10/7/2012 7:55:23 PM

glad I live in this time period but excellent video I don't think I would be comfortable riding in that attire

PKL    Somewhere, WY

10/7/2012 8:10:27 AM

Interesting to watch.

Eloise    Sylmar, CA

10/6/2012 1:30:59 PM

SORRY, I can not buy into this!
1 Horse should be properly dressed. this horse is in a pelham.
2 The saddle is too far forward, the girth is at the elbow not under the horses belly= causing the rider to have the right leg interfearing with the horse's left shoulder,sending the weight into the back not accross, as a results the horse has a dip in the back behind the saddle so soon will become weakend.
3 the horses neck is shortened and he can not start to develop self-carriage.
4 The gal showing the habit and apron=GREAT

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