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Gullet Clearance… What is it and Why is it Important?

Gullet Clearance… What is it and Why is it Important?

You might hear an experienced carriage driver talk about gullet clearance on a driving saddle. This is because there are a lot of inexpensive harnesses on the market that don’t provide any spine relief in any capacity. A good driving saddle provides gullet clearance for any shape horse.
  • Myrna Rhinehart
Communication Mistakes We’ve Made

Communication Mistakes We’ve Made

I recently had a request from one of our customers to write about how to avoid a “rolling domestic” while on the carriage with your spouse or significant other. If both of you are involved in carriage driving like our family, you are bound to have a few disagreements over the years.
  • Myrna Rhinehart
Our Obstacle Driving Mistakes

Our Obstacle Driving Mistakes

It's been a while since I released a post in the series of "We've Made All the Mistakes So You Don't Have To". This one is a little different. In this case, if you compete, you eventually WILL make a mistake. Here are some of ours.
  • Myrna Rhinehart
Turnout Mistakes #2

Turnout Mistakes #2

You all liked my first post on our Turnout faux pas, so I thought you might want to see some more. We cover hot weather clothes, dress rehearsals, the "all black" turnout, bad hair days, and hot kids!
  • Myrna Rhinehart