Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What Have I Been Up To....

..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!

7 comments:

Laura Maynard said...

wow! A side saddle on Craig's List? I'm still trying to find one for myself. I'll have to add CL to my search!

Sydney_bitless said...

GORGEOUS!! Hey wanna share the wealth ;P

scaequestrian said...

Found this on evil-bay the other day. I want it badly, but it may go out of my price range. Thought I would post it on here... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120575240309&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:US:1123

Julie said...

"EVIL-BAY"...that is classic!!!

Michelle said...

Wow! Looks like a great find! It's beautiful. I think you'll LOVE the wider pommels.
This sidesaddle thing is addictive (or "habit" forming as some might say lol), I'm up to 3 now, 2 rideable, one not. So much fun!

Firefly said...

That is almost my dream saddle, where was it located?

Paula said...

Yeah! what a find!! I have one I bought on EvilBay!! (ha! LOVE that!) I have it now at Lillian Chaudhary's now being reworked, needed some billets and restuffing, to make it "new" I reccomend her for anything Sidesaddle for repairs! She honestly loves sidesaddles, so will treat them like they are her own. She's giving my Grand Dame a facelift. It's worth it to send it all the way to California! How much was shipping, to Ca? It was $38.50 Parcel Post from NC. reasonable IMO!