Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Side saddle dressage


This is a fabulous vintage side saddle photo postcard in the Museum of Performing Arts collection. {Click on the image to enlarge} I have never seen a capriole, {dressage schooled leap, in which the horse kicks out with its hind legs, as it leaps forward in the air} performed sidesaddle before this ! I thought it would make a "bewitching" Halloween painting to make her into a witch on a flying horse. However Jennifer MacNeil of Gypsy Mare Studios[link to the right & below} is like the queen of Halloween artworks, check out her enchanting creations on her blog and website. So I will let her act on that idea if she likes it, and I will paint her as an Ice, or Snow Queen on a flying horse. Who knows, maybe we can see how two different artists will translate the same inspiration.

7 comments:

  1. To me riding side saddle seems incredibly brave. That is a riveting photo :)

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  2. This reminds me how much I miss horses and wish I had ridden for a larger part of my life.

    Riding side saddle is on my list of things I would love to do!

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  3. One day, I will be as good as her!! :0)

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  4. cool postcard. stil to this day I don't get how anyone can ride side saddle -- I swear I would fal right off! :)

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  5. WOW! It is a really cool photo. Thank you for letting us see it!

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  6. What an amazing photo! Riding side saddle must be so difficult.
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