April 05, 2005
It's not to often that you see a mule or donkey being ridden side-saddle now days.
But at Bishop Mule Days there are still a few who come to compete in the Side-Saddle Pleasure Mule class. Here are several pictures from that class last summer. I believe the lady in the red and black outfit was riding a Western style side saddle, and the other lady was riding a Hunter or English style side-saddle.
I have not tried riding side-saddle yet, but I would love to try it someday! It is a fascinating part of our equestrian history!
If you are interested in learning more about side-saddle riding, here are a few great links for you.
The Side Saddle Association - Check out the photo on their Enquiry page with the lady riding her horse over jumps in a side-saddle!
International Side Saddle Organization - They have more great photos.
A great article from NewRider.com about Side-Saddles and Side-Saddle riding.
The Side Saddle Lady Museum, and the history of Side-Saddle Riding
Side Saddle Australia
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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at April 5, 2005 10:35 PM