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Comment by Linda DiBenedetto on October 19, 2008 at 8:11am
We also have a wonderful person that restores saddles, he is in Virginia, you just send it off to him. We all use him. I will be happy to give you his name & address if you're interested.
Comment by Linda DiBenedetto on October 19, 2008 at 8:07am
For safety when riding sidesaddle it is best to always use a peacock breakaway stirrup. We all use them whatever the saddle may be. The pretty little slippers that come with the older Peruvian sidesaddles are nice for decoration. By the way your saddle is beautiful. Wish some of you all were here to ride with me. I have to drive for 3hrs. to ride with the group anymore. Have any of you thought about coming to our sidesaddle clinic, it is always a wealth of information.
Comment by Tobi Martin on September 24, 2008 at 8:14pm
Thanks for the info. What is the romal?
Thanks, tobi
Comment by Tobi Martin on September 23, 2008 at 1:22am
I have been riding English sidesaddle but have just bought a Peruvian/standardbred cross 3 yr old mare and ordered a Peruvian sidesaddle from Peru.
Do you use a cane with peruvian sidesaddle or just the end of the reins?
Comment by Cindy Lemke on September 15, 2008 at 9:51pm
My 2 Peruvian sidesaddles were custom made & purchased from Alberto Lummis. Since they don't have a jerga or corona like the regular Peruvian saddles, I use "The Corrector" aussie saddlepad by Len Brown (prior owner of orthoflex). It makes the saddle very secure & fit any of my horses. I use a roper neoprene waffle vented girth which also helps the saddle to stay in place.
I have never had the saddle slip with these helps.
Comment by Heather Batkin on September 13, 2008 at 3:54pm
By the way Alice, I saw your reigning performance at the Nationals last year - very entertaining.
Comment by Heather Batkin on September 13, 2008 at 3:52pm
Hi ladies, I'm so glad you have started this group. I am not an aside rider myself but have had a lady wishing to ride my Preuvians aside. Unfortunately her english saddles didn't fit - the angle of the bars were too flat, being built for broader backed cobs - but she has a PP aside on order. I have invited her to join so I will now tell her about this group. She has had English aside lessons for some time now but neither of us know anything about the differences, if any, to PP aside. Your advise would be greatfully accepted.
Comment by Alice M. Wolf, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP on September 12, 2008 at 8:48pm
Hi, All! Cheryl invited me to join. I've ridden sidesaddle both English (hunters) and now Peruvian (Texas Ladies Aside and showing). Maybe because I started English, I find the English saddles (I have several but my Owen is my favorite), much more secure than a Peruvian SS. I have had two Peruvian SS and both made me feel like I was falling off to the left side. I also like the security of the leaping head on English saddles. While these can be added to Peruvian SS, it's not in the best position for security. Just my opinion. :) Alice
Comment by Cindy Lemke on September 12, 2008 at 8:34pm
My daughters & I are just starting to ride aside over this past year. I have 2 Peruvian sidesaddles. I tried an English but felt like I was riding atop a camel....The Peruvian saddles sit you down & back & I feel much more secure. I would like to learn more about riding aside & tips on what to do or not to do in regards to costuming, etc. Thanks Cheryl for starting this group!

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