A group of 15 BHS members had great day out at the ‘Have a go at Carriage Driving’ day at Bennington Carriage Driving Academy at Long Bennington in Nottinghamshire.
Lead by Sue Mart, Bennington's UKCC Level 3 coach and her team, the day started with a hands-on harnessing session before moving outside to get into the driving seats where they practiced rein handling and driving Sue’s very experienced ponies.
Their new found skills were then put to the test in negotiating a challenging cones course. Long reining and a harnessing test were next on the agenda, with the day culminating in a tour of the impressive Bennington Carriages manufacturing workshop.
The day was a great introduction to carriage driving, which several attendees are keen to take to the next level.