At Grayswood we have a long history of producing safe, happy driving horses for our own use and for our clients. We have trained horses of different breeds and sizes - shires to shetlands. With the right approach and patience most horses will happily learn to drive.
We can also arrange for horses to be trained under saddle; however it is often better to focus on one skill at a time to prevent confusing the horse. To have both driven and ridden training will increase the duration of their stay.
If you are interested in talking with us about having your horse trained to drive, then please arrange to visit, meet us first hand, see our facilities and meet our horses.
Producing a safe driving horse is more than just teaching them to pull a cart; the horse needs to have the confidence in people to deal with different situation. Once the horse is happy in the carriage we set about building up their positive experiences including traffic training.
As a working farm, the horses get used to farm machinery and different sights and sounds quite quickly. It would not be unusual to see a donkey or pig around the farm if we have a specific problem to cure. Even puddle training is taken seriously here – a horse & carriage leaping over a busy road because it is scared of getting its feet wet is not safe!