Friday, August 10, 2012

Riding Aside

Is something I've always wanted to try and learn. Good riders make it look so easy, but judging from my single experience in a side saddle (on a very inert saddle rack) it can't possibly be as effortless as they let on! Balance while riding astride is a skill... I can't imagine jumping or posting or anything in a side saddle. Sure would be cool to learn someday.

All this leading up to my (sort of) recent spree of side saddle making, both for myself and for sale. This first set I made specifically for this gorgeous custom I've had for a while (all work done by the very talented Carla Bushman. Check out her very pretty website and drool over some ponies here):
I clearly need to brush up on my photography skills, but you get the idea. The seat, pannels, and parts of the pommels are gorgeous dark green suede.

I really don't want to use this blog as an advertising venue, but... well, if you like what you see, this cutie and his tack set are for sale together on MH$P.
His face is cute. You'll just have to take my word for it.
You can check out their listing here, or have a click around this website if you're interested in learning a little more about side saddle. It's an interesting read, especially if you want to either show side saddle in performance or want to make a side saddle of your own.

(Actually, the little girl on the home page is worth the click all on her own, but ya know. It's also educational and stuff.)


  1. That is....WOW! I want that custom :(

    Keep up the AWESOME work!

  2. That's so awesome! I just finished making a sidesaddle in traditional scale. Can't even imagine making it in stablemate scale.

  3. People that can ride side saddle are truly crazy