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The Off-White Damas Outfit

Started by Linda DiBenedetto. Last reply by Dimitri Schlotter Feb 14, 2010. 23 Replies

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Comment by Kelly Powers on February 20, 2009 at 11:15am
The only issue is you never know when you might need the leaping horn! You might not be planning on running, but it happens. Believe me, I know from a bad experience when I was pushed into the wall in a sidesaddle class and the stallion I was riding freaked and started galloping and bucking - I was in a secure english sidesaddle with leaping horn and managed to stay on for most of the rodeo, but when I came off the stirrup stuck on my foot and held me hanging over the offside of the horse for a few strides before the stirrup leather came off the saddle (only know this because I watched the video - ended up unconscious and leaving in an ambulance with a serious concussion). Having ridden for years in a peruvian sidesaddle and then riding in several western/english ones - its definitely not as comfortable to be without the leaping horse for safety's sake.
Comment by Amanda on February 20, 2009 at 11:01am
Lack of a leaping horn is more of an issue in the riders mind. If you are not running and jumping it is way more comfortable to ride without.
Comment by Lynn Kinsky on February 20, 2009 at 10:54am
The availablity of so many non-Peruvian side saddles makes the more athletic endeavours possible! Riding with only one horn (traditionally, the Peruvian sidesaddle doesn't have a leaping horn) is less secure.
Comment by Amanda on February 20, 2009 at 9:32am
Cheryl, Jumping sidesaddle is a blast!! once you master the canter it is really easy and fun.
Comment by Lynn Kinsky on January 28, 2009 at 11:02am
Liz just wore knee-hi's and jean cut-offs; I wore knee-hi's and biking shorts or calf length aerobics tights. BTW, leotard tights are much less slippery than panty hose.
Comment by Tobi Martin on January 2, 2009 at 8:06pm
Dear Cheryl, Congratulations on cantering sidesaddle! I think its lovely (much prefered to trot when not on a gaited horse!!). I am sure you'll like jumping too. Just sit deep back and relax. Blessings, Tobi
Comment by Lynn Kinsky on January 2, 2009 at 11:08am
re sidesaddle shoes. When my daughter (or I) rode side saddle we used Capezio slippers with color matching long stockings.
Comment by Tobi Martin on November 8, 2008 at 8:29pm
I would like to know what kinds of costumes I can make to ride on my Chestnut Peruvian, especially sidesaddle. Can I make a Spanish type costume? Are there rules as in English sidesaddle? Tobi
Comment by Tobi Martin on October 29, 2008 at 6:11pm
I finally added a couple of photos of me with Peruvians. Not yet aside since I'm waiting for my saddle from Peru, but at least you can see I do ride! My girl Centellear just broken in a month ago, a delight!
Comment by Linda DiBenedetto on October 21, 2008 at 9:26pm

The sidesaddle clinic is held in Bryan,Tx. There is a clinic next week-end, Oct. 25th. I can get you the contact information, if you'd like. A breakaway stirrup will prevent you from being dragged on the ground if you should happen to come off.

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