INTRODUCTION TO DRIVING A HORSE & CART
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INTRODUCTION TO DRIVING A HORSE & CART
June 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm£125.00
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Saturday June 9th 10.30am till 4.30pm. Vegetarian lunch included.
Introduction to driving a horse and cart.
It’s a great day out with lots of learning and hands on experience.
Would you like to learn to drive a horse and cart? If the answer is YES then this is definitely the workshop for you. Join us on Saturday 9th June 2018 for an action filled day.
This is a very popular workshop and fills up quickly. We make full use of our track system for the driving experience where you will learn to manoevre the cart around various obstacles and mock road works which are set up on our track.
We only take small groups in order that everyone gets plenty of driving and individual attention so if you would like to be part of it reserve your place early.
The aim of the morning is to teach about the harness and its various parts, tacking up and safely putting the horse to the cart.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and there will be a short break for lunch which is included.
In the afternoon everyone will have the opportunity to ride in the cart and also to take the reins. All of the activities take place in the safe environment of our full size arena and around our extensive track system where you will encounter road works, T junctions etc. to simulate things that might be encountered on the road.
The day will be packed with learning and lots of practical exercises to include tacking up the horse, removing tack and understanding what different parts of the harness do. There will be plenty of driving opportunities and you will get the chance to drive several different horses to get the feel of how different the driving experience can be from horse to horse. They are not all the same.
Dean Dibble will be facilitating this workshop with lots of help from our lovely horses.
Dean has been around horses most of his life and is a very experienced trainer.
He has a lovely gentle energy when working with horses and people alike creating a safe and positive experience for both learners and horses.
Why not join us in June for a fun, informative introduction day, to decide whether or not driving a horse and cart may be for you?
If you find it’s something you would like to pursue further we offer further training which goes into much greater depth where you will experience driving a 4 wheel carriage on the track plus road work.
I can promise you there will be fun and surprises in store for all.
Although we have a warm cosy workshop space most of the work will be outdoors so please ensure you bring warm comfortable clothes and sturdy footwear. Waterproofs just in case with our Somerset weather being unreliable.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
“Learned to be relaxed around horse. Safety and responsibility.”
“There was good use made of the track for obstacles and everything was well described.”
“A really enjoyable experience and I have learned a lot.”
“Must practise and stay calm.”
“A really enjoyable, informative day”.
“A new skill and delighted to have done it. It’s been great fun from start to finish”
“I just loved it and learned so much”
“Confidence to carry on learning to drive”
“Dean is a great teacher, very patient and calm with the ability to instill confidence even to the most nervous students”.
“What a fab day spent with fab people! Today’s workshop was about learning to drive a horse & cart. A big thank you to Dean for sharing his expertise – it’s quite a skill. A big thank you to Suzannah too for her knowledge & not forgetting, a lovely lunch. See you all again soon”! Liz Ekrem
“fantastic and well worth the money. a great atmosphere and inspiring people.
Lovely to meet great people who have had to think outside the box to make an amazing place. You will come away thinking anything is possible”. Rachel Bell
Individual private sessions are available by prior arrangement. Please contact Suzannah by email at email@example.com or telephone 07545 139009
Dean is also available to help you train your own horse to cart if required.