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Example Carriage Driving Course Itinerary 

3 - 5 Days

Tailored to your individual requirements.

Day One – Morning Session 10am start


Informal welcome, with Tea/Coffee and biscuits, plus Health & Safety induction.

Introduction to the horses

The importance of your groom

English Coachman Style rein-handling practice 

on rein-handling apparatus

Continue your practice on a live "horse"!!

Aftercare of your harness


Lunch – 12.30


Afternoon Session 1.30pm

Re-cap of morning session

Harness up, learning the names of parts of the harness, their purpose and how to fit it correctly.

Long-rein one of the horses

Taking out & un-harnessing


Questions & Answers

Homework - Learn the names of the Harness and Carriage parts


Day Two – 10am

Tea/Coffee and biscuits, re-cap of health and safety.

Groom your horse.

Harness up and name the parts of the harness 

then un-harness showing correct procedure.

Take a set of harness apart for cleaning.

Wipe down, then re-assemble harness.

Lunch – 12.30

Re-cap of morning session.

Harness up, put-to and go for a short drive. 

Take out and unharness your horse.

Aftercare of your horse and all equipment.

Review of the day’s session.

Day Three – 10.30am

Tea/Coffee and biscuits, re-cap of health and safety

Harness up and put too

Go for a drive

Take out and un-harness

Aftercare of your horse and equipment

Lunch – 12.30

Afternoon Session 1.30pm

Set up and walk a carriage driving 

cone course or hazard.

Harness up and put too.

Fun driving session.

Take out and un-harness

Aftercare of your horse and equipment

Review of session

Presentation of certificate


All lessons will be carried out with two sets of reins, a bit like having duel controls on a learner car.

When carriage driving, visibility is of paramount importance! Hi-viz vest will be provided for all persons on the carriage.

Please note that when driving in fields and along track, these may be bumpy, so this activity may not be suitable for people with back issues. If you suffer from any health issues, please advise us when you make the booking, as a reasonable amount of mobility is required for carriage driving.

Accommodation is available in Carrbridge, which is just a mile and a half away, or there are other recommended B&B’s within a 10 mile radius.

Cost of course, including all tea/coffee and biscuits each day - £150 per day

(please bring your own packed lunch, tea/coffee/water available throughout the day)


Prices correct as from 1st April 2024

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