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Horse Driving

Learn all you can about hitching up a horse to a vehicle, which tack and equipment to use, techniques, and variations within the discipline, which can be done recreationally, in pleasure classes, and in the sport of combined driving. Horse Illustrated covers the sport, regardless of whether the equine being used is a horse, pony, mule, or donkey, and the vehicle is a wagon, carriage, cart, sleigh, or other horse-drawn vehicle. This discipline includes pleasure classes, combined driving, farm work, harness racing, and more. Read news from competitions or features on techniques, including long lining; how to get started in the sport and how to improve your skills, stories from those who participate, and more. This discipline is organized by the American Driving Society, the Carriage Association of America, local clubs, and associations in other countries.

What is Combined Driving?

Learn more about combined driving in part one of this two-part series. This exciting sport is more accessible than you…

2 weeks ago

The National Drive: The Largest Gathering for Horse Driving

Sometime in the early 2000s, Mike Lyon and Colonel Davis, along with other members of the horse driving community, hatched…

8 months ago

Driving Horse Qualities

The sport of driving is a beautiful thing to watch, but it’s even more fun to participate. Two top professionals…

2 years ago

Dive Into Driving: How to Get Started Driving Horses

Learn from the experts what it takes to get started in the sport of driving horses. The sight of a…

3 years ago

Tracy Bowman and Albrecht’s Hoeve’s Lars Win Gold at FEI Para Driving World Championship

U.S. driver Tracy Bowman, of Martinez, Calif., and her Welsh Pony gelding, Albrecht’s Hoeve’s Lars, had a golden week in…

3 years ago

Podcast Episode #3: Mary Phelps, Summer Horse Health Care, and Morgan Horse Breed for July 27, 2021; Sponsored by Straight Arrow Products

In this third podcast episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Title Sponsor Straight…

3 years ago

The Right Stuff: How to Choose a Driving Horse

The sport of driving is a beautiful thing to watch, but it’s even more fun to participate. Two top professionals…

3 years ago

Jacob Arnold Claims USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship at Kentucky Classic CDE

The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event concluded with the cones phase at the picturesque Hillcroft Farm. A small but mighty…

3 years ago

2020 USEF Intermediate Combined Driving National Champions Named in Single Horse and Pairs Divisions

The Garden State CDE hosted an exciting weekend of combined driving competition at the Horse Park of New Jersey, highlighted…

4 years ago

An Equestrian Christmas Party at the London International Horse Show, aka Olympia

Imagine a snow globe. Inside is the city of London, England. There’s the bridge, Big Ben, the river, Buckingham palace.…

4 years ago