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.
Back in 2019, I wrote a post referencing “These are a few of my favorite things”. We have found that people look forward to these posts about certain products that have caught our attention (and our hearts) over the year. Here is our list for this year.
“What bit should I use for my horse?” Less experienced drivers may answer that question very quickly citing whatever bit they happen to be using with their horse. Unfortunately, that isn’t very helpful. I ask many more questions in return before I ever explain and recommend a bit for a horse and driver.
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!