IVC Carriage (formerly known as Iowa Valley Carriage) - Equestrian Driving Equipment

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We invite you to draw on our various and extensive experience to help you obtain quality carriage driving equipment that suits you and your horses. No matter the type of carriage driving equipment you need, the professionals at IVC Carriage are here to share our expertise. Previously known as Iowa Valley Carriage, we have more than 30 years of experience in the industry providing parts and accessories. We offer a large selection of carriages and everything you need to drive them, short of the horse! IVC Carriage works with some of the top brands in the industry to ensure what we carry is of excellent quality and ready to meet your needs. For more information on any of our products or to place an order, visit our shop or call us today at (608) 393-0598.

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IVC Carriage Blog

Going Behind the Bit

Going Behind the Bit

When the horse tucks his nose to “escape” the pressure of the bit, we call this “going behind the bit”. This can be a big challenge to overcome, and can be harder to deal with than the horse who seems like he will never give to the bit!  What can be done to deal with this?
  • Myrna Rhinehart
Starting the Driving Horse

Starting the Driving Horse

There are a lot of beginning carriage drivers who are unknowingly skipping some major steps in their training process. Below I will highlight a VERY brief synopsis of what we do as preparatory steps to train our driving horses. Each step builds on the next and skipping steps can create major confusion for the horse.
  • Myrna Rhinehart
IVC’s New Not-So-Silent Partner

IVC’s New Not-So-Silent Partner

You’ve seen him at the expos and carriage shows wearing the IVC polo shirts, you’ve seen him ballasting on the back of a number of marathon vehicles, driving in CDEs and a few other pleasure shows, designing some cones courses, and in various other roles in the carriage driving world.  Who is our new partner?
  • Myrna Rhinehart
The Single Jointed Snaffle Paperweight

The Single Jointed Snaffle Paperweight

I have had more than one customer who has said, “My driving horse hates his bit”.  For a lot of people, the single jointed snaffle is considered the driving horse bit.  What is it about the single jointed snaffle that generally doesn’t work with carriage driving horses?
  • Myrna Rhinehart