Oh, C, it's not bad and besides...
Posted by Anita/Sidesaddle on May 01, 1998 at 16:00:34:
In response to Thanks, Anita, and, written by Carolyn B on April 30, 1998 at 22:42:18
] Just the thought of trotting while sitting in that gives me the heebie-jeebies (much less cantering & jumping!)
...riding sidesaddle makes you a better astride rider!
People always freak out when you say "jumping under sidesaddle." Just a tidbit: All of us Americans were enlightened by Roger Philpot (who is a past chairman of the Sidesaddle Association in England) at a recent clinic. He said, with a delightful English accent, "When you are riding sidesaddle, you do not jump fences, you leap them. That is why it is called a leaping horn and not a jumping horn. I don't know why, that's just the way it is." :)
The period saddle wouldn't have been used for much more than a walk and possibly an amble if they were riding a gaited horse like a Tennessee Walker or a Peruvian Paso, and certainly no jumping. The western is not built right and would hinder the movement necessary for horse and rider to make a smooth leap. There were English sidesaddles that were built to take the stress of hunting. If I ever get a picture up, I'll post it.
- Not for us wimps ; -) Carolyn B 17:38:11 5/03/98 (0)
- Sidesaddle showjumpers Caroline 19:58:56 5/01/98 (0)
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