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Antique French Saddle - Selle Fermier This antique saddle has a raised rectangular pommel and cantle. The seat is covered in quilted cream doeskin. This design of saddle was very adaptable - A man could ride astride in it. With a panel attached to one side of the seat and a foot platform or plancette attached to the other side, it becomes a sidesaddle. If panels are attached to both sides of the seat it becomes a basket or pannier It probably dates from the early 19th century.
Side Saddle by Jennifer O'Sullivan, via Flickr || BW English saddle stirrup iron and field boots
Is there anything more elegant than side saddle?
Side-saddle - the most elegant of disciplines...I want to teach Isabel & myself how to ride in a dress side saddle!
Never seen a Victorian side saddle costume stylized like this before. Interesting buttons
Side Saddle Clydesdale 1 by Hobo Suze, via Flickr #equine #horse #horselover globalhorsecents.com
vintage photo complete with side saddle and top hat. www.thewarmbloodh...
Side Saddle Riding Outfit- Goldie and I would be adorable. I shall need a powder blue riding habit.
Oh how is love to give side saddle riders lessons on proper seat form. It bugs me
Side saddle elegance
Two pommel side saddle developed mid to late 1800's - second pommel increases stability for the rider.