MyssMyst, Find the best teacher you can find to teach you how to ride sidesaddle. Search for one who knows her stuff. Starting out itis important to get a sidesaddle that fits you and the horse properly. Many young ladies get turned off from Sidesaddle when they are put on a sidesaddle that doesn't fit them. There are ladies who do dressage in the sidesaddle. It can be done. And done right. There is a large number of sidesaddle riders in the US. You can find the right person tohelp and hopefully to mentor you. Sidesaddle is great when you and your horse are started right.