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Carriage driving lesson from pros

TRAINING DAY: Local carriage driver Scott Naylor and his clydesdale Angus.
TRAINING DAY: Local carriage driver Scott Naylor and his clydesdale Angus. Contributed

TWO carriage driving instructors with a lifetime of experience between them will hold a clinic at Glenreagh on November 2 and 3.

Jim Cassidy, president of the Queensland branch of the Australian Carriage Driving Society, has trained many horses to an advanced level for competition and he specialises in combined driving events.

Helen Baskerville is an exceptionally experienced dressage and show driving competitor.

With this wealth of knowledge, Jim and Helen are coming to the North Coast Carriage Club to teach the basics of driving a carriage and to assist those who have already gained some knowledge of the sport to further develop their skills.

Numbers are limited to about 15 driver and horse combinations.

Lessons will include some individual time with the instructors and will encompass areas such as safety, correct fit of the harness, how to get started, damage control, use of aids for the driven horse, the finer points of dressage and driving the cones.

Young drivers are encouraged to attend.

Topics:  equestrian horses


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