Today I am talking about my personal experiences learning how to carriage drive, fulfilling one of my long-standing equestrian dreams! I will tell you why I wanted to learn how to drive and how I went about to do it. And then of course I will let you know how it feels not to sit in the saddle and holding reins, but to sit in a buggy, holding lines. Exchanging my saddle for a harness was definitely a great experience but also a bit of an adventure into unknown territory.
A sports or equestrian activity which involves horses harnessed to a cart, a carriage or a wagon
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening – Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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On the Show today:
Your Equestrian Adventuresses Podcast Host, horse rider, seasoned traveller and now carriage driver!
Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!
- Why carriage driving
- Differences between carriage driving and riding
- How to learn carriage driving
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- British Carriage Driving Association
- American Driving Society
- Article about The Live of a Carriage Horse on the Gili Islands
- Podcast Episode on the Lipizzaner Breed of Horses
- Equestrian Adventuresses YouTube Channel
- Horse Riding Essentials Packing List for equestrians and long distance rides
- EQA Online Shop