We gladly support carriage driving events and competitions around the United States. As we do get quite a few requests for sponsorships, we would like a bit of information about your event to make an informed decision as to whether to invest in your event:
Last year, I wrote an article entitled Starting the Driving Horse. Ironically, a year before that, I wrote about the difference between long lining and ground driving. So, logical progression indicates that I should write about the first time a horse is put-to the cart. The putting to process is the most important to do correctly for the sake of the horse and the driver.
A common habit I see amongst newer drivers in a pleasure driving show is the tendency to be watching the horse through virtually the whole class. It’s like driving a car while focusing on the hood ornament instead of the road ahead.
When people order a new harness, they need to choose brass or stainless hardware. It is helpful to know the pros and cons of both before making that choice. We will discuss those aspects and also how to polish metal.
We have been heavily involved in the sport of carriage driving since 2000, competing in Pleasure Driving and Combined Driving with many breeds of Horses, Ponies, & Very Small Equines. We also enjoy coaching our driving students and driving recreationally. Since we use what we sell, we are able to advise you on the best product(s) for your needs!