Sports Driving: A Complete Guide to Horse Driving Trials by Amanda Saville
Model Number: 9781905693016
The term ‘Sports Driving’ is relatively new in the field of equestrian sports. This book aims to demystify the ‘myths’ of competitive carriage driving and bring up to date some of the tools and techniques that are required.
The thought of acquiring a suitable horse, harness and carriage can seem quite daunting and Amanda Saville suggests that you start small and expand as you gain confidence.
Beginning with advice on acquiring the right pony and equipment, schooling to achieve results, through to how to turn out your pony and yourself at a National Competition, here are gems of wisdom from an experienced competitor that will be of value to both the beginner and to seasoned competitors.
The author details the requirements of all three phases of competition with many tips on how to achieve success by ensuring that your pony is going to the best of its ability and that you are both communicating effectively. She believe strongly that success can be achieved through negotiation and that the simpler you talk to your horse in a clear and concise manner, the more superior the performance.
There are tips on achieving flow and bend in dressage, speed in the marathon and accuracy in cones. The author also writes about having fun with your turnout from pleasure driving, games, Le Trec and fun days.
Sports Driving gives a complete picture of the sports from starting flag to finish.