My first experience riding a horse was quite memorable; mostly because the reason it was memorable was why it was also my last time on a horse. Let's just say it involved a fat horse called "Salt & Pepper" and me, a 10-year-old Girl Guide, flying off the saddle straight into the mud.
But that incident hasn't stopped me from loving horses and all things equestrian, especially where fashion is concerned.
John Galliano's haute couture collection for Dior today pulled from many references including equestrian dress with riding hats, nipped-in bright red blazers, ruffled blouses, long tartan skirts and even riding crops. Instead of riding boots, the models wore high leather boots with stiletto heels.
The second part of the show was less about riding and more about old Hollywood glamour. Lots of lace, pouffy taffeta and bows.
Maybe it's time to get back on that saddle.