What's your 'horsey New Year resolution going to be??
Perhaps a bit of hunting ....... in side saddle??
Once upon a time, women that rode horses did so using a side saddle. That changed in the early part of the last century and today the art is maintained by a few…and demonstrated in this awesome photo!
Side saddles have a different design from regular saddles, with two prominent pommels on the front to allow a secure grip.
My granny (Betty Gingell) used to ride side saddle quite often. She once got me up on one of her heavy weight hunters to see what I thought of it felt very weird and tbh a little terrifying!! I thought I'd fall over backwards at any point!!