Yes, I am not ashamed at ALL of having a person standing around when I get on, but I'm not sure my husband is the correct one: he's SO unhorsey I think he'll just make me more nervous. I am thinking I might ask my Housesitter/local horsey girl/potential jumping instructor. She's young but relaxed I think.
I rode both aside and astride in the UK, much more astride though. However - I always said, when describing the similarities and differences between the two types of riding that if I was on a 'bucker' I would rather be aside.
Now, Ukon is not a bucker - I do believe that my arm-smashing incident was his first buck but that's still going to be at the back of my mind isn't it? Plus half the challenge for me and him is for me to remember to take it slowly. So I'm thinking that if we start aside then I will a)feel more secure, and b) remember to take it in very slow steps.
I can't remember if I have an aside photo on this iPad, I'll have a look for you....
............ Well done Jaydee. Your comment prompted me to type thism and then, I just asked hubbie if he would be prepared to do it, given the requirement by me that he doesn't get nervous. And he said yes now problem, so now I WILL have him there and that's a jolly good relationship thing isn't it