DITA VON TEESE : A SMOOTH RIDE

Here’s something you don’t see very often- burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese can do more than slide into a giant champagne glass. She did some horseback riding in Vienna for the charity Austria for Life – and she did it SIDESADDLE! Due to modesty and long skirts, this is how civilized women had to ride horses, starting in the middle ages through the early 20th century. It was considered “indecent” for a female to ride like a man- in fact, sidesaddle riding and dance were the only socially accepted physical activities for women in the upper classes for centuries! Dita took to the sidesaddle like a pro, and it reminds us how lucky we were not to be born back then…

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