Did you really think that we only did enough dumb stuff for one blog post? Nope. We’ve done some more…and even fairly recently! The point of these articles is to help people understand how to do better, because “When we know better, we do better.”
We’ve been lucky…really lucky…or blessed. Looking back on our almost 30 years of horse driving, I can think back to when we did stuff we shouldn’t have because we didn’t know any better. Fortunately, most of the situations turned out fine, but now knowing what could have happened, I shake my head.
We’ve been at this a long time, and of course, we started somewhere, just like everyone else. When I look back on old photos of our carriage driving turnouts, I have to ask myself, “What were you thinking?” In another 25 years, I will look back on my current turnouts and hopefully not cringe quite so badly.
Most of these mistakes are not “life-threatening” but can help you take better care of your horse harness and carriage so they will last longer and stay in better shape. Some of these mistakes we have made, while others we learned about before we made them.
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!