Dreaming of driving...

Discussion in 'Driving' started by liz_scarlet, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. liz_scarlet

    liz_scarlet New Member

    It may never happen as have to improve riding first but after seeing the pics of Scarlet's ancestors I cant help dreaming about it being us one day :smile:

    Tried googling for somewhere near me who could break and teach for driving..anyone know anywhere near Edinburgh for future reference??

    One of the pics that has inspired this post...

  2. happyhacker101

    happyhacker101 New Member

    Flodden Edge Farm down in the Borders - Tom is the guy who teaches:bounce: Lovely people and great horses!
  3. liz_scarlet

    liz_scarlet New Member

    thanks! Like I said it wont be for a while(years probably) but I'm putting it on our to do list just after solo hacks :biggrin:
  4. Wally

    Wally Well-Known Member

    I take it Scarlet is Welshman?
  5. liz_scarlet

    liz_scarlet New Member

    First lunge then lesson

    Sorry in advance for this question its is going to show how little I know but she's a mare, can they not drive?
  6. clashnoir

    clashnoir New Member

    Doesnt Dave Wilson at West Linton break for driving?
  7. liz_scarlet

    liz_scarlet New Member

    found his shops that sell all things driving but doesnt mention breaking or training :unsure:
  8. clashnoir

    clashnoir New Member

    They are very helpful and probably advise you where to look. Give them a bell.
    I am sure someone mentioned them as trainers before but maybe I am imagining things.
  9. liz_scarlet

    liz_scarlet New Member

    Thanks Clashnoir :smile: Added his shop contact to my favourites for future ref...I had been thinking about it that much last night...looking at buggys on dragon driving that I actually dreamt about it last night...although pretty sure S was about 2 hands taller than in real life :giggle:
  10. clashnoir

    clashnoir New Member

    I was dreaming about blizzards last night and my poor boy being out in his rain sheet instead of his fancy new Fal.

    Good luck if you go ahead and do it. Driven several times and its so not for me. Feel far safer on the beasts.
  11. Wally

    Wally Well-Known Member

    Anything can drive, if they have the right mind for it, mares, stallions and geldings.

    Whatever you go for in the initial training go for a 2 wheeler. A novice horse and driver are far safer in a 2 wheeler than a 4 wheeler
  12. liz_scarlet

    liz_scarlet New Member

    We were talking about snow today....Our facilities manager keeps track of the airport weather info and its still saying a bit possibility of snow this month...they were right last two years :poop:!!

    Thanks Wally, one of the places recommended on here do introduction to driving days (4hrs with their horses) going to do one of them at some point to see if I like before even thinking of telling Scarlet the plan :biggrin:
  13. Wally

    Wally Well-Known Member

    Make sure whoever teaches you is a LHHI, Light Harness Horse Instructor, or teaches you to handle the reins coachman style.

    It can be difficult to learn, but once you have it it's far safer than a rein in each hand
  14. Dannii5691

    Dannii5691 Owned by Ponies!

    Sorry slightly off topic but why is this wally? With the possibility of my nife calm driving pony a field ornament and may having to consider the slightly more hot headed baby and want everything to be as safe as poss. Including me!!
  15. liz_scarlet

    liz_scarlet New Member

    Their website is great....and they do coachman rein handling Wally :smile:
  16. Wally

    Wally Well-Known Member

    Nor from the reports I have had, is he an LHHI?
  17. Wally

    Wally Well-Known Member

    There are many advantages to coachman rein handling. One is you can use the whip and keep control of the right rein at the same time and another is you can INSTANTLY shorten your reins by a foot if needed in an emergency.

    If I am driving hot headed I drive coachman, I only drive with a rein in each hand for cone driving or obstacles with a level headed, experienced horse.
  18. Gill

    Gill New Member

    I am hoping to get back driving too and need some lessons and have a pony to break. But so far I've found it difficult to find somewhere in Northumberland and unfortunately have been well warned off the only name appearing on here by someone I trust to know.

    Now Yorkshire is looking much more fruitful but it is a travel.

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