Let's talk about sidesaddle hats! Starting with the what I call the classics...or what you would see today inside the show ring.
If you were coming to see me show, I might be wearing a derby like this one...
..or a modern top hat like this. By modern, I mean that it is not as tall as the antique riding top hats. It is made from either beaver or silk and usually comes with an astronomical price tag!...but ohhh so beautiful!
Here are 2 older classics. This is a velvet hunt cap that is not designed for protection and an antique top hat.
Just stunning - don't you think?