Monday, January 26, 2015

Chastain 1997 - 2015

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that I went outside to feed this morning and was shocked to find Chastain had passed on. He was only 18 years old, but had several medical issues throughout his life. He was my very first sidesaddle horse and although I never took him into the show ring, he helped me to learn the basics. (Notice the ill fitting saddle!!)  Rest in peace sweet boy.

Friday, January 9, 2015


pannier /ˈpæniər/ is a basket, bag, box, or similar container, carried in pairs either slung over the back of abeast of burden, or attached to the sides of a bicycle or motorcycle. The term derives from the Old French, fromClassical Latin, word for bread basket and typically looks something like this:

However, here is a sketch rendition of tourists riding in horse panniers in France, circa 1833!

Now that is a new twist on riding aside!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

...and we have the most precious sidesaddle picture of them all!!  May God richly bless each and every one of you this Christmas!! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Day of Fun!!

I got to spend the day with some friends - celebrate Mary's birthday and RIDE!!!

You would never guess Oliver was the old man of the group by the way he showed off! 

Simple plates on the front and nothing on back.  Riding in simple unweighted bell boots.

Oliver is 18 years young.  This is the same horse I am riding on the blog header, only that was at least 5 years ago.