Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


4th August 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


August 4th @ 10:30 am4:30 pm


Gift Vouchers are available for this product.

Taster day driving a horse & cart.

Would you like to learn to drive a horse and cart?

If the answer is YES then this full day taster to experience the fun of driving a horse and cart  is definitely the workshop for you.  Join us on Saturday August 4th for an action filled day.

This is a very popular workshop and fills up very 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 we even set up a mock roundabout in the arena.

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 three 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, is an equine behaviourist and 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 August for a fun, informative taster 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.


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.”

Feeling enthusiastic”

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”


“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



To book this workshop go to store, click workshops, select and you can pay via paypal or card

Individual private sessions are available by prior arrangement. Please contact Suzannah by email at suzannah@horsehavenuk.com   or telephone 07545 139009

We also do 3 day activity long weekends with accommodation and 5 day activity holidays with self catering accommodation although lunch is provided on each day, these include driving on the track and road trips. We only take 2 people on the activity events so  perfect for couples or 2 friends sharing and can be arranged on dates to suit.  For more details email suzannah@horsehavenuk.com.

Dean is also available to help you train your own horse to cart if required.


4th August 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Tags:


Horse Haven UK


Horse Haven Uk
25 Ashcott Road, Meare
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
+ Google Map
01458 860186