The farrier finally managed to come out to us today and so Hattie has a new pair of brand spanking new shoes! We were supposed to school afterwards but I've been feeling lousy with a cold and it started to hail so said "forget it!". Hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow and we can ride.
I found this side saddle clip posted on Facebook today and thought it would be neat to share it as it gives a little glimpse into the world of side saddle and it's traditions.
HA in Virginia : Side Saddle Champion Sandra Conchar
Even though I didn't ride, it was a very productive day.. Checked my bank account this morning and saw that my renewal for the Side Saddle Association came out which means I'll be getting the new 2011 rule book and newsletter soon!! Whoo Hoo!
The Manorgrove saddler rang me and he's coming out on Saturday to reflock my new side saddle and also my off-side side saddle so now I'll be able to swap saddles for dressage depending on how my hip is acting up! Another Whoo Hoo!
Talking about off-side side saddles, my antique postcard that I won on Ebay at Christmas FINALLY arrived in the mail after a long wait. It's of a teenage girl holding her horse which has an off-side Champion & Wilton side saddle. The date on the back is March 25 but unfortunately, the year is illegible. It looks to be 1910's though.