Articles of Interest

Ever wondered about driving aprons, and how to go about creating one that will suit you? This article by Rhinestone Ridge Carriages (America)  is a great source of information.

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Carrying of Whips in Marathon Obstacles (NZCDS Ruling)

NZCDS Ruling - 2013/2014

The International FEI rules have recently changed and there is now no requirement for a driver to carry a whip in the Marathon phase of a Combined Drive. 

PODs, OHCDEs and CDEs

Jennifer Carew, 2015.

A few people have asked me to describe what they are, the difference between and, I guess the ‘progression’ process from POD’s, to OHCDE’s, and onto CDE’s. So here’s my attempt at explaining such things, my take on the events, and a few handy hints and tips.

Guide to measuring a horse when purchasing a harness

Ever wondered how to measure your horse or pony when purchasing a new harness. This image will help you figure out where to measure, and what to record. 

When examining horses for conformation, either when considering a purchase or competing in horse judging contests, it is important to break things down into key principles to avoid becoming overwhelmed when putting the overall picture together. There are five main criteria to evaluate when examining a horse’s conformation: balance, structural correctness, way of going, muscling, and breed/sex character (also known as type).

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