Filmed in 2008 at Ashfield's Carriage and Polo Centre, this DVD takes a look at the sport of Competition Carriage Driving. Starting with coaching at Royal Windsor, it moves on to take a look at modern vehicles. The programme covers all aspects of the sport, from novice presentation to horse teams and gives an in depth look into dressage, cones, marathon and obstacle driving.
Presented by Gary Docking it features interviews with competitors, stewards, helpers and grooms.
Approx. 60 mins duration.
Breaking to Harness. A comprehensive safety aware step by step guide to all the stages of breaking a horse to harness including: Selecting a horse to drive, Discipline, Bitting, Harness fit, Long reining, Pulling a tyre, Putting to vehicle, Driving out for the first time. Approx. 50 mins.
Part 1. Preparation and Training of the Horse. The training of the driving horse and preparation for participation in a competition occupy a central position in this new DVD series. Approx. 48 mins.
Part 2. Basic schooling for Dressage, Marathon and Obstacle Driving. The focus of this second DVD is the schooling of the driving horse for the requirements of combined driving's lower levels. Approx. 52 mins.
Part 3. Advanced training for Horse and Driver.This third DVD helps perfect the training of driving horses with a view to competing at intermediate and advanced levels. Approx. 58 mins.
This training series is an absolute must for all aspiring drivers. Basic training techniques and how to hold the reins and use them clearly explained with a good use of pictures.
Part 1 deals with the driving horse, what to look for and how to harness/tack him up.
Part 2 deals with training i.e how to hold the reins and how to drive.
Approx 100 mins.
A Teaching film for Carriage Drivers, Beginners and Advanced. Vol.1 Basic Training. Approx 55 mins.
A Teaching Film for Carriage Drivers. Beginners and Advanced. Basic Training part 2. Approx 46 mins.
A Teaching Film for Carriage Drivers, Beginners and Advanced. Competition Driving. Approx 55 mins.