His name is Perla and he is a Spanish dressage horse trained in the art of side saddle. For years I have ridden as most do: astride. However the opportunity to learn something new and I have to pounce! Side saddle is the traditional way for women to ride with both legs on one side of the horse allowing them to wear skirts, it uses different tack and an entirely different skill set.
|A Side Saddle.|
I can't wait to have another lesson. It was so much fun even if very tiring, so as soon as I have the strength I'm going to give it another go in a week or two and hopeful have some better video! Maybe one day I'll get this good; I shouldn't rule it out!!