Gizmo with Julia Small on her 85th birthday for a photo shoot. See testimomials.
Capture the elegance of days gone bye. Heather Carstairs, the only registered A level Sidesaddle Instructor in Scotland, is now available for Side Saddle lessons at Easterton Farm, 2 miles from Gleneagles.
There are several well schooled horses there that have become accustomed to the different feel of the side saddle and are ready to be used for lessons whether you are new to side saddle or wish to progress your skills. Lessons also on your own horse if used to the side saddle. A few lessons can work wonders to improve your position for astride riding as well. There is accommodation available in the farmhouse, and weekend breaks to learn the art of side saddle are on offer.
PRICING: Private Side saddle lesson with hire of horse and use of side saddle is £50 per hour.
VOUCHERS Now available for Side saddle experience
Kathryn Hunt's grandmother Mary as a young lady, pictured at the hunt on her favourite horse Snooks. Circa 1935.
Sadly Snooks was requisitioned for the second World War and never seen again.
Happily Mary lived well into her eighties and her wish for her 80th birthday was to sit on a side saddle again. Here she is seen sitting on the much loved Welsh Cob, Langarth Gwen ( then 20 years old).
YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO HAVE A GO!!!!!!
PS Gwen lived on to reach the ripe old age of 34.