Letter: Bumpy ride

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The Independent Online
Sir: Jim White's article on riding side-saddle (9 October) appals me. It is a dangerous way to ride, and went out of fashion because women riders were being maimed and killed unnecessarily, especially on the hunting field. For example, when riding side-saddle there is a real danger, if an accident occurs, of the horse falling sideways and crushing the woman to death. The practice is being revived, but, in my opinion, it has absolutely no place in the modern riding circles of the Nineties.

Yours sincerely,


London, SE22