2018 is the 70th Anniversary of the formation of The British Horse Society Drivers. Raising awareness for the preservation, enhancement & safer access to the public rights of way network for horse riders & carriage drivers
‘No Hoof, No Horse’ is a well-known saying in the horse world, and with good reason. Of course in the sport of driving, the challenge can be multiplied by two, three or four times in an effort to keep a whole team shod and ready to roll. Good hooves are born in the wild where constant roaming encourages good growth whilst also naturally paring them down. But what of the modern, domesticated horse who lives a very different life and who, let’s face it, hasn’t always been selectively bred for the strength of his feet.
This year has seen an awful lot of rain and snow across Britain and as a consequence our paddocks are suffering and affecting our horses’ hooves. Winter management of our horses can sometimes increase the chances of horses developing hoof problems. Bethan-May Williams from Kevin Bacon’s Horse Care has this helpful advice
This award aims to highlight the importance of our rare horse and pony breeds in driving disciplines and at the same time to celebrate their heritage and raise awareness of their plight, while preserving their future through our carriage driving sport.
Mark Broadbent has carriage driving running through his veins, you only have to spend a few moments in his company to get swept up by his enthusiasm. Georgie Green spent the day discovering more about the diverse world of Fenix Carriages.
We would like to understand more about your involvement with our sport, as a competitor, a pleasure driver, a business or simply someone who enjoys the world of the harness horse.
As you increase workload building up to the first competitions of the spring season, it’s good to have an idea how you can adjust your horse’s diet to match, Jane Buchan from Baileys Horse Feeds has put together a useful guide.
Anna Grayston is one of Britain’s most successful drivers and trainers, over the next few months with the help of new pony Marco she takes us through the training process, from arrival at the yard to competition
Caroline Dale-Leech's horses and carriages will have been seen by people across the globe, they feature in films, television programmes and documentaries. They have transported five Jane Eyres, a dashing Mr Darcy in the form of Colin Firth and Keira Knightly in the film version of Pride and Prejudice. Caroline is preparing to say farewell to a lifetime of dedication and passion that has been the backbone of this highly successful family business, when the collection goes on sale in April