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Featured Video: How to Ride Sidesaddle like a Victorian Lady

Here's your horsey history lesson for the week.

October 5, 2012

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Sidesaddle 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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PKL    Northern Part, WY

11/13/2014 7:19:43 PM

Thanks for the history. I would worry that the foot in all the way into the stirrup, instead of just the toe. If she fell, wouldn't her foot be hung up in the stirrup. Of course, it could happen, in any type of saddle/stirrup, but just wondering.

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.

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