Friday, August 5, 2011
A Mish Mash of Information..
To date, I have not received any emails about your sidesaddles.. so hopefully a few will come in this weekend. I really think it would help someone new to sidesaddle riding and wanting to purchase a saddle, get an idea of what to look for ... and what to watch out for too! I get so many e-mails from people who do not comment on the blog and it must be so because my stats say that this blog gets around 8,000 hits a month!
Posture Supporter verses Corset:
While I have really enjoyed my Posture supporter, I wanted to give you a bit more information about it. The one I purchased runs very small. I am 5'6" and as of this morning weigh 137. I normally take a Small and sometimes a Medium. When I found this garment, it was only available in a Large. I bought it anyway. I went to a different Ross a few days later and found a Medium. Although I can get into the Medium, it wants to ride up to my waist as the large stays in place, even when riding. I wore the large at the horse show last weekend.
I also want to point out while I really do enjoy this garment, it is not a corset. It does 'contain' the waist area a bit.. but does not come close to offering the perfection of a figure line to which a corset does. I for one, still plan on purchasing a real riding corset in the near future!
My husbands surgeries have now been scheduled for the 18Th and 19Th of August. See www.equusvilla.blogspot.com for more information on this. It looks as though I will get to go to the next schooling show at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center! I may sew up a full cotton skirt just for these shows.. to keep cool and not risk damaging my good riding costumes and habits.
I am looking for information about the very first safety sidesaddle stirrups, years they were produced, by what company, and any other general information anyone might know!