Friday, January 9, 2015


pannier /ˈpæniər/ is a basket, bag, box, or similar container, carried in pairs either slung over the back of abeast of burden, or attached to the sides of a bicycle or motorcycle. The term derives from the Old French, fromClassical Latin, word for bread basket and typically looks something like this:

However, here is a sketch rendition of tourists riding in horse panniers in France, circa 1833!

Now that is a new twist on riding aside!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

...and we have the most precious sidesaddle picture of them all!!  May God richly bless each and every one of you this Christmas!! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Day of Fun!!

I got to spend the day with some friends - celebrate Mary's birthday and RIDE!!!

You would never guess Oliver was the old man of the group by the way he showed off! 

Simple plates on the front and nothing on back.  Riding in simple unweighted bell boots.

Oliver is 18 years young.  This is the same horse I am riding on the blog header, only that was at least 5 years ago.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dream A Little Dream...

...or Dream BIG!!  Which do you think I do???  Well - I am going to share something with you that is dear to my heart:

I am immersed right now in building our house, BUT do I ever have plans for the farm after the house is done!!!  I really Really REALLY want to have a riding academy for young girls to learn how to ride aside!!  In our State, there is a sidesaddle riding club, but it is for Paso Fino horses, a non-trotting breed.  Well, trotting is the most difficult art of riding aside, especially if you have a fancy trotting horse!  Now, if you think all of this is a big dream.. hold on because - I want to find a way to share the horse riding experience with those who cannot afford it.

Right now - all of this is just in my prayers, but if God says Okay - He will Deliver!!!!!