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    Default Look at All These Sidesaddle Women Heading for the Hunt!

    Last edited by Mike Matson; Jan. 19, 2013 at 07:57 PM.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    at least they are not wearing derbies/bowlers....
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Hey there's the Meath group! Having fun ladies!!!



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    How do they not go flying off the horse over jumps? Especially on the landing?



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    Actually, you'd be AMAZED how secure it is, and the wonderful independence of seat and hands it gives you! The seat is almost totally isometric once you have the hang of it. Just don't EVER let your right shoulder come forward . . . !


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    Classy group of ladies! Thank for posting!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Eboshi View Post
    Just don't EVER let your right shoulder come forward . . . !

    And all one rein stops should be conducted to the right!



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    oh my...

    i'm just sitting here swooning.
    swooning and swooning.

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...45954362_n.jpg That picture... pure bliss!!
    (A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
    (he does listen!)


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    Love it - some BIG horses!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by bits619 View Post
    oh my...

    i'm just sitting here swooning.
    swooning and swooning.

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...45954362_n.jpg That picture... pure bliss!!
    damn, her flask is empty!
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Loved the pictures! Especially the ones of the mud splattered clothes and smiling faces. There was a quite young girl there too, riding side saddle.

    The closest I've gotten to hunting was once when I boarded at a barn where they hunted. I joined them for the hound training rides, but I just don't have the guts anymore for the speed of a full-blown hunt (they did invite me and I could have rented the clothes and horse). Sigh, if I had been asked twenty years ago...


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    Absolutely awesome! Maybe one day I will have the courage to jump like that!
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    Bravo! That was a fine display of side-saddle horsemanship!



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    I'm not sure I'd try jumping in a sidesaddle. But after decades of denying my southern heritage, last fall I bid on, lost, then won a sidesaddle on ebay. It's in great shape everywhere except on the underside where the leather has degraded, so it needs recovering on the underside and probably reflocking. Which means I'll need to send it to France for repairs. But it's very heavy, like the silver parade western saddle that a radio personality asked to put on my 2nd pinto horse many years ago. This sidesaddle was sitting in an attic in the UK. And sold off in an estate sale.

    Now to get a girth for it, and a stirrup, and a habit. And oh yes, to see if either of my 2 horses will spook and dump me for not being balanced.

    I saw a picture of a cother from Florida jumping sidesaddle on her pinto in VA years ago in coth mag. And thought how cool. But I never wanted to ride sidesaddle before. Maybe I will now. Or else I'll have a sidesaddle just sitting there. Got the pinto, check. Got the sidesaddle, check.



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    Love love the photos from the hunt! Not sure if I'd be brave enough to jump all of that sidesaddle!

    Cloudyandcaille I think you'd be really surprised at how well balanced you actually are in a sidesaddle and most horses take to sidesaddle without a problem at all. Depending on where you are (In the US?) there are saddlers closer than France that can help you get your sidesaddle into riding shape again! It's probably really heavy because it's reinforced with iron for hunting & jumping!
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    No kudos for the horse brought inside to the fancy room?

    What, were you guys never 10 years old and into bringing the pony into the house? I did this as a kid. I did it in college with a great-minded OTTB and a frat house.
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