Looking For Stories About Women and Horses in the Nineteenth Century?

From Riding For Ladies by Nannie Power O'Donoghue

From Riding For Ladies by Nannie Power O’Donoghue

Here’s a selection from the archives – a little bit of everything from balloonists to tragic heroines, scandalous females and zebras ridden sidesaddle. I also wrote in detail about women and girls who rode in Britain and Ireland in If Wishes Were Horses: A Memoir of Equine Obsession.

    • Women who defied the classic stereotype of Victorian invalid lady, a-fainting on the sofa: Para-Hunting.

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