My Newly Restored Side Saddle

Fully restored side saddle

Fully restored side saddle

The side saddle before it was restored

The side saddle before it was restored

I have been interested in taking up side saddle for a long time and now that I am back riding again I had been looking at side saddles to buy during the Summer. I bought one that needed some restoration and after spending a considerable amount of time admiring it, and showing it to a number of people who came to stay at The Old Rectory  Bed and Breakfast Leitrim it went off to be repaired and now it has returned home fully restored thanks to Master Saddler Rob Steinke who lives locally in Corlough.  It will probably not get used for a while yet while I have some lessons on a horse that is already familiar with side saddle but hopefully by the Summer it will be in use on my own horse. So anyone who comes to stay in The Old Rectory self catering in Leitrim might see me riding in it.  I can’t wait!!!

 

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