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  • Sidesaddle in the movies

    Ho Hum...

    I am snowed in again, so I have decided to update my Netflix. I want to compile a list of sidesaddle in the movies (I love to look at the habits, accurate or not).

    I have so far:
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Cradle of Life
    Mame - with Ms. Ball, such a funny scene!
    The Princess Diaries (the first sequel I think)
    Shakespeare in Love

    What does the infinite wisdom of the board say?

  • #2
    Not a huge Gone With The Wind fan, but I think the scene with Scarlett's daughter, Bonnie Blue, has the kid on a sidesaddle. Been a long time since I saw the movie, but seems like there were sidesaddles in it, because that is how "ladies" rode.

    Some of the BBC productions have sidesaddle riders, but can't put my finger on the names.


    • #3
      The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing. Opening credits. Watch for the editing error!

      Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell.

      She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.


      • #4
        Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson.


        • #5
          Tombstone with Dana Delany. I knew the lady who taught her to ride aside, even!
          A proud friend of bar.ka.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Hunter Mom View Post
            Tombstone with Dana Delany. I knew the lady who taught her to ride aside, even!
            Really? The one scene with the fake leg bouncing around is so obvious I just figured she wasn't actually riding aside at all in that movie. But maybe that was a stuntwoman who rode that part?
            I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show


            • #7
              Of course, Olivia De Haviland riding the horse who became Trigger in Robin Hood


              • #8
                Originally posted by pAin'tt_Misbehavin' View Post
                Really? The one scene with the fake leg bouncing around is so obvious I just figured she wasn't actually riding aside at all in that movie. But maybe that was a stuntwoman who rode that part?
                I don't remember seeing that, but i haven't seen the movie in years. I did recognize the saddle she rode in during the picnic scene, though, as it belonged to the instructor. she said she was a nice woman who was very willing to learn.
                A proud friend of bar.ka.


                • #9
                  Old Agatha Christy movie with Margret Rutherford. I can't remember the name of it, but Miss Maple investigated a murder in the equestian set...


                  • #10
                    The princess bride
                    A pussycat of a horse with a chewed off tail won the triple crown, The Cubs won the world series and Trump won the Presidency.
                    Don't tell me 'It can't be done.'


                    • #11
                      Flambards was a series on PBS. *LOTS* of sidesaddle riding by an actress who took lessons from the queen's sidesaddle trainer. At one point she mounts aside from the ground, properly, which is a bit of an athletic feat!


                      • Original Poster

                        Alagirl- I think that is "Murder at the Gallop", I did some digging around.

                        This is fun, keep em coming!


                        • #13
                          "The Great Train Robbery" from 1978 with Sean Connery and David Sutherland.

                          Period riding scene in Phoenix Park. All women were side-saddle. I got to work on that part of the movie


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Blueskidoo View Post
                            Alagirl- I think that is "Murder at the Gallop", I did some digging around.

                            This is fun, keep em coming!
                            Sounds about right.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kiljoywashere View Post
                              Flambards was a series on PBS. *LOTS* of sidesaddle riding by an actress who took lessons from the queen's sidesaddle trainer. At one point she mounts aside from the ground, properly, which is a bit of an athletic feat!
                              Having ridden sidesaddle for a short period of time, I am impressed. How does one mount properly from the ground without help? Seriously, I'm curious! I always mounted traditionally (off block) if I was alone, then settled myself correctly, or had someone help me at the mounting block when I was in full habit.

                              Honestly, it takes a lot of nerve to ride aside, I found it more nerve wracking than cross country! Esp. jumping aside. That was just weird.
                              In that Dana Delaney scene, I am just in awe of that sidesaddle rider. Incredible riding if it was actually done aside.
                              True Bearing Equestrian
                              St. Helena Island, SC


                              • Original Poster

                                You can watch The First Great Train Robbery (1979) for free here http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi10092569/ The sidesaddle scene (which is lovely!) is between the second and third commercial breaks.

                                It is amazing what you can find online!


                                • Original Poster

                                  I also found Murder at the Gallop on YouTube. Charming little movie. I loved Miss Marple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJq1L...eature=related