What a Lesson Involves: Horse: Introduce guests to “Riverside Beauty”, our fabulous cob About horses - do's and dont's, safety, how to handle a horse, grooming, feeding - and answer any questions. Harness: Identifying harness parts Correct harness fitting Safety aspects Care and cleaning Harnessing up: We put the harness on the horse Carriage: Identify parts Discuss safety Whip Etiquette: What to wear relevant to the type of carriage and the weather Hat and gloves are a must a all times Putting to - (correct terminology for hitching or yoking up the horse to the carriage) The horse is put to the carriage, everything is checked for safety and we head out on the quiet country roads Out on the road we discuss: Rein handling Correct use of driving whip Voice commands Road awareness and hand signals Time for guest to relax, ask questions and enjoy the Irish countryside When the guest is comfortable that they can manage, they take the reins themselves and drive the horse and carriage home. Unhitching (unyoking the horse from the carriage): Harness removed in reverse order Harness checked and packed away Horse groomed, fed and watered Carriage is put safely away and cove
I was the National Novice Horse Pairs Horse Driving Trials Champion in 2012. In 2010 I started to provide horse and carriage trips in the beautiful village of Howth in North County Dublin where I lived at the time, operating as Howth Horse & Carriage Co. I have since relocated to Ballynavortha, Tullow, Co. Carlow, where I continue to offer horse and carriage rides operating as Carlow Carriages - www.carlowcarriages.com. I particularly like to provide lessons in carriage driving where the guest actually gets to drive a horse and carriage. As only one or two people can participate at a tim
All equipment is provided - just wear a hat and gloves and appropriate footwear - and dress for the Irish weather.
Guests meet us at our property in Ballynavortha, a renovated old farmhouse built c.1780, set in the heart of rural Irish countryside along the Wicklow Mountains foothills. The route follows a short part of the famous 74km walking trail from Dublin to Clonegal, with fantastic views out towards Mt. Leinster, the highest peak in the Blackstairs Mts. If wished, a trip to our local pub, Egans Bar at Parkbridge, just over 4km away, can be included.
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Hat and gloves (any hat just to look the part!)
We use our competition vehicle put to a single horse for all introductory carriage driving lessons. Pair driving lessons are available for experienced single drivers, using our competition vehicle.
Horse and Carriage Driving Lessons