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We’ll look at the origins of side saddle and the physical adaption of the saddle through the centuries to what we know it as today and why it adapted the way it did.

Parts of the side and their function, fitting a horse and rider for a side saddle correctly and how it differs to that of an astride saddle. Correct rider turnout/dress through the ages and into the modern day. Where you can/can’t ride side within Australia and how certain association rules (like whip length) may affect you. Choosing a horse to ride side saddle.

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