BHS East Midlands recently held a terrific Carriage Driving day hosted by Bennington Carriages.
Lead by Sue Mart, Bennington's UKCC Level 3 coach and her team, the group of 14 BHS members enjoyed an overview of Carriage Driving.
This consisted of driving Bennington’s experienced ponies, long reining, putting harness on and off a horse, rein handling, driving a cones course and having a go at backstepping. Finally, and of particular interest to the gentlemen present, we had a tour of the impressive workshops where the Bennington carriages are built before being shipped all around the world.
This was a great day with some excellent feedback - but the comment of the day had to be:
“Finally my husband was persuaded that horses are fun!”
Thank you to Sue and the team - we'll see you again next month when we're doing it all again.