Educational Articles - Getting Started
We enjoy using our 30+ years' experience to help new recreational and competitive drivers get started safely and successfully. We specialize in teaching safe carriage driving practices, bitting the driving horse, competition strategies, equipment care, and harness ergonomics. Myrna has given presentations at the Midwest Horse Fair, the Minnesota Horse Expo, The National Drive, and the American Driving Society Annual Meeting. She has authored a full library of educational articles and presentations available on this website, some of which have been adopted by the ADS for the Education Library.
Here are links to our resources for the absolute beginner or prospective carriage driver.
Welcome to the Carriage Driving Community! - A few points about the culture of carriage driving
Carriage Driving Looks Like Fun! - How to get started in carriage driving
Styles of Driving - Explaining different forms of horse driving
Styles of Harness - Which style of harness would best suit your needs
Selecting a Harness - Points to consider...based on our experience
Leather or Synthetic Harness? - Which material would best suit your needs
Selecting a Carriage - Aspects to consider when choosing a vehicle
Selecting a Whip - Holding it properly and choosing the right one for you
Safety Practices & Accident Prevention - Common accepted Best Practices for driving horses
Carriage Driving Acronyms - The carriage driving world is full of acronyms. Here is a "cheat sheet".