VVRC Side Saddle Demo

Back in November we were joined by Emma Wood a side saddle instructor from Manchester. Emma gave our members an informative talk on the costumes and types of habit worn by side saddle riders before showing us a selection of side saddles from the 1900s. 
We were shown how a side saddle should fit on our beautiful demo horse Toby, and talked us through positioning of the demo rider, Ali.  It was Toby’s first time under the side saddle and he was a total star! 

Following the demo, six riders had a thirty minute private session with Emma on their own horse. Lots of progress was made during each session with most riders trotting and a few even cantering! Riders even wore the habit that Emma had brought with her to look the part. 

The afternoon proved to be a huge success with most of the horses and riders taking to side saddle ‘like ducks to water’ 

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