Friday, June 10, 2011

Learning to ride aside

Otherwise titled, "way #3697 I'm going to try and break my neck"

As an early birthday gift, my Darling Husband has given me an honest-to-goodness side saddle (squee!).  I've always wanted to learn how to ride aside but never got around to it.  So now, Freedom (my Tennessee Walker) and I are going to foray into the antiquated riding style.  This'll be interesting, considering there are - to my knowledge and furious googling - no local instructors, clinics or groups.  Luckily, I have the interwebs and an excellent guide in Mrs. Alice M. Hayes

This weekend I'll be trying the saddle on Freedom - checking for fit and function.  With luck, it'll be a close enough fit for him, and for me, to give it a go.   


Old NFO said...

Good luck with that, I have enough trouble riding Western :-)

Chasing Freedom said...

The saddle's surprisingly secure - you'll stay on through most anything as long as your thigh muscles hold out.