..You ask.. Well - Oliver and I have been working on FLAT WALKING! He gets so worked up and excited sometimes that he does not want to relax and just flat walk...instead he "jigs". I will probably not show again until this Fall. I want to attend a sidesaddle clinic, but the only one I heard about was on a weekend when I had to cover a horse show for the magazine I write for. (www.Saddleandbridle.com)
BUT - there is one bit of news that is very exciting.. I bought another sidesaddle!!! I was shocked to find this beauty on Craig's List. I am not sure what I am more excited about... the suede seat or the wider forks...or maybe the Martin and Martin designed flap lifter..so that the rider can tighten the girth while on the horse!!! Here is my newest edition:
This is a drawing of the mechanism that is on my new saddle!