Long-reining is making a revival at the Brecklands Carriage Driving Club. Educating your horse from the ground can be invaluable, especially as a carriage driver because you cannot always fix a problem from the driving seat. Popular in Europe, Australia and the US, we now offer long-reining competitions for Dressage, Agility and Equitation.
Our February event includes the first dressage test for long-reining using the Introductory test, a simple walk and trot test designed for beginners with basic movements about the arena and 10m circles. An additional fun class at the event is the long-reining cones course.
With Horse Agility becoming popular with riders, carriage drivers had the opportunity to compete in our first long-reining Agility competition at our Christmas event. The course presented competitors with a series of tasks including cones, crossing a rubber mat, reversing out of a box, and long-reining a circle.
Everyone is welcome to give these new competitions a try at our February event (see calendar).