OK, I would never be brave enough to do this, but on Saturday, I was helping at a dressage schooling show and one of the COTH members was there showing her lovely mare sidesaddle at first level. I had a great opportunity to take some pictures of them and I hope she doesn't mind that I share the ones I took with you.
Loved riding side-saddle!! wish i still had mine (would have dry rotted by now!). Anyone really interested in a balanced seat should learn ( esp, rt lead canter). Quite a different but educational tool. Sure can't scrunch over in one!!!
Although it does look elegant, I don't think of it as real riding.
It's more of fancy dress thing. Isn't it?
Oh my! You haven't "ridden" until you've ridden side saddle. Sold my last side saddle because it was too wide for the new guy - hoping to find one more suitable so that I can do at least one dressage show side saddle before I die (it's on my bucket list)!
"I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy