Fabian wasn't the only one who was excited to see Mary Vanderloop's sidesaddle booth at this year's Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. I was right there next to him...with camera in hand...
busily capturing the details...
from every conceivable angle.!
This was the first time I've ever seen a Charro sidesaddle without someone sitting in it.
It has a suspended seat, three horns and stirrups on both sides.
This is definitely an unusual looking saddle. I'm glad to have pictures of it for my reference files!
Of course, there's no better way to learn about a saddle than to actually sit in it.
Happily, I got to do that, too!
I think I'm ready to try this on a horse...
Look out, Cisco. I'm coming for you!