Throwback Thursday, The Whatever Horse, Guest Photo

Random Images     Just George Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trails 1987 (I’ll save you the math. 32 years ago. I was 24.) Photo by Deborah Rubin George took everything I threw at him. Eventing? Whatever. Hunters? Whatever. Side-saddle? Whatever. Foxhunting? Whatever. Bridleless & bareback? Whatever. Fancy dress side-saddle with imported double bridle? Whatever.Continue reading “Throwback Thursday, The Whatever Horse, Guest Photo”

Different Versions of the Same Thing

V is for Versions. If you are joining me from Blogging A To Z, welcome! Since the blog is already daily, with topics for each day [About: Schedule], there is no specific A To Z theme. I may even skip a few letters. Gasp. Clutch the pearls. The goal for this year is less crazy,Continue reading “Different Versions of the Same Thing”

Show Report MSSP 2016

Saddle Seat Wednesday Summary Two victory passes: one riding, one driving. Highest placed adult in the Championship. Technique/equitation continues to improve. Pleasantness/showmanship remains a work in progress. Smile! Having Problems On Thursday, we drove up to spectate. Coach Courtney was at her most supportive, congratulating riders for their efforts. I commented that I don’t getContinue reading “Show Report MSSP 2016”

Loot. A Blog Hop.

Tails From Provence answered my question about French horse show ribbons with the post Loot. She ended with, “Would any of my friends from other countries like to weigh in with their stories for comparison?” Talk about ribbons? Sure! Colors In the US, the ribbon colors are consistent: blue, red, yellow, white, pink, green, purple,Continue reading “Loot. A Blog Hop.”

Saddle Seat Sidesaddle

Reading this page, I realized that sidesaddle IS saddle seat. Hunt seat sidesaddle is a retrofit. Historically Back in the 19th century, Frederico Caprilli had not been born and there was no forward seat. What we now call saddle seat was just plain riding. Positionally Many years ago, I had the good fortune to showContinue reading “Saddle Seat Sidesaddle”