I don't even know if this qualifies for your may contest.......nor do I ride sidesaddle. I don't show, or breed......I just *dink*. I currently have 2 arabs (27 year old mare and 10 year old gelding) and a 10 year old TWH mare.
Since I turned 64 this year, that means I have been riding for 61 years!!!
This was my first horse......Squirrelly, a retired army mare my grandfather bought when the Army phased out it's cavalry. He bought her and the tack for a whopping $25 (it was a mcClelland saddle) in 1949.
I was around 6 in this picture (one of my favorites).