If you have been following my blog long enough, then you certainly know that learning how to ride aside has not been easy for me. Maybe it is my age, or the type of horse I choose to use..or most likely - it is just me. Irregardless, I have had a wonderful time doing this. Through it all, I have found a few things that did make it a bit easier for me.
For one, I lacked core strength of the odd combination of muscles needed to preform this sport. Once I moved my sidesaddle into the house and started to practice posting while the saddle straddled a bench, I noticed an improvement. In this photo you can see the PERFECT device that can assist you if you struggle like I do. It is a saddle rack with a grab bar. I wish I had seen this when I first started to ride.
These next photos represent my sidesaddle goals. First and foremost, to ride with relative ease and confidence..not to mention superb elegance like this woman! Next is to be able to grab my sidesaddle to go trail riding with friends and feel comfortable doing it!