I have to say, I agree. It's something I've always been interested in & that I thought about doing in my early teens but somehow never got round to it o after having this chat with a friend decided that this year may be the time to learn.
It's not as difficult as it looks by all accounts, the main thing is getting the balance & position right because if you sit wrongly then obviously you will pull on the horses spine & put yours out as well.
It's also much safer as well as being more comfortable than riding astride, the reason it is much safer is because of the saddle construction.
The main reason for both of the heads is the sheer flatness of the the seat.
Really, really keen to learn it this year, feel like I need a challenge & something to work on so it is now one of my promises to me.
It's such an elegant & graceful way of riding that it is an art. Really love it. Also handy that I'm ideally situated where I am, everything revolves around horses here so there is no shortage of instructors.
Will keep you updated as to how it goes :o)