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Sir,—With regard to your ttatement that Mrs Masefield riding on a side saddle looked very muoh better than the ladies riding natride, only proves to mo that Mrs Mase , field is an artist on a side-saddle that you seldom Bee when jumpicg is concerned. To my mind, when a lady rides over a jump on a side-saddle, there is a very bad break in the continuity of the motion, which is so neoesanry for the comfort of both rider and horse. In a great number of cases when the horse jumps, it looks to spectators as if something had been broken in two and joined up with a snap when the horse lands at the far side of the jump, Whatever a horse does you must keop the same motion. If be bucks you must buck to; il he jumps you must jump, Contrary motions take a lot out of both rider and horses and often lead to disaster. Now, I have watched a let of astride riding, nnd a very large proportion of the aatrido riders keep the swing of the hoMe very much better than the Bideisaddle riders, unless they bo a rare Mrs Maselield, I will not enlarge on the accident aspect, for 1 think everyone admits there ia twenty times the rick when a tall takes place from a slde-aaddle than there is if the fall takes plana from a man's saddle,—Yours, etc, ORTON BRADLEY. Oharterlß Bay, December 7, 1913,

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THE FIDE-SADDLE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 12 December 1913

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THE FIDE-SADDLE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 12 December 1913

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