Aww, thanks guys :)
Emily, I don't have any pictures, but in two weeks we'll be doing a demonstration for the North Texas Irish festival (so hopefully high quality pictures/videos). I do
however have pictures/video of my side saddle, me in my black skirt on my instagram (click)
. Though the side saddle videos are a ways down there, further towards the bottom, and they aren't much better quality.
Also, the skirt in this video is not
tucked in nicely- This is what happens when my trainer is not in the barn xD She knew I was going to ride him in the skirt (she handed it to me), but I was a dork and forgot to gather it underneath me properly. It basically wraps around my waist, so I can tuck it underneath my seat. It's been about 6 months since I've ridden him in one (and only done it three times before) so I... didn't do it right. As Equitate mentioned, it's not a 'real' skirt, but an apron. I'm assuming that real skirts don't wrap around, but you're right, it is very
wide. It can wrap around my waist twice, and even then there's a little
bit of a loose fit.
my trainer was worried about with Rush was if he would spook- the black apron has heavy weights on the hem, which helped to keep it from moving around too much, and he didn't even blink when I introduced it to him (And I know he's never been ridden side saddle before- the trainer who had him before mine didn't do side saddle). I certainly don't mind answering questions (though do keep in mind I'm not
an expert), but I would suggest trying to find a weighted apron if you want to teach your horse :)