We do not break horses at Horse Haven Uk but rather we train them to become willing partners and to enjoy their driving experience, both during their training and when they leave us and return to their owners to continue the driving work.
We take great pride in our training programmes and we always like to visit horse and owner first in order to assess the horse and ensure he/she will be right for the job as not every horse has the right conformation or temperament for driving.
If we do not believe a horse has the right conformation to drive we will be very honest with the owner and tell them this.
The well being of the horse is our primary concern along with the safety of their owners. We will not take horses that are obviously not suited to the job. If they do not have the right conformation to drive it could potentially cause harm to the horse in the future both physically and mentally. It could also result in an accident. Accidents in carts can be very serious to horse, driver, groom and members of the public.
I’m sure there are people that will take a horse that perhaps is not ideally suited to a life of driving and I have no doubt they will get the horse driving but in our opinion that would be breaking rather than training.
We always aim to give the right advice as we see it for the good of the horse and the owner.
We will take suitable horses and train them gently to become happy willing partners that will give much pleasure to their owners for years to come and enjoy their work.
WE DO NOT BREAK HORSES BUT TRAIN GENTLY THROUGH PATIENCE, TRUST AND SUPPORT with the primary aim of “Setting Them Up For Success”
Please ensure you get the right trainer for your horse which might mean visiting several before making your decision.
Dean Dibble (Trainer to the horses at Horse Haven Uk)