Horse Drawn Carriages and Traffic

A common question we are asked, is how our horses deal with the traffic. From our point of view, a better question would be; how do the traffic deal with a horse drawn vehicle? I’m writing this blog to answer those questions, but also to be a bit of a guide, for those drivers that […]

Horse Shoes and the job of the farrier

If you have owned or ridden horses, you would know about farriers and hoof maintenance but hoof maintenance is a question we get asked about often while out and about with our horses, so this blog is to hopefully answer any of those questions you may have. Obviously this is my version, with every facet […]

The Expanding of a Hobby

Established in 2009 and initially a hobby, Carriage of Occasion literally plodded along for a number of years, with our beautiful Calvin and his stunning Victoria carriage. Working full time in our other business, and trying to kick goals there left little time or money to embrace or enhance the carriage side of things. It […]

The Burden of Sand

Horses are amazing, beautiful, useful animals. Their digestive system however is complex, relatively fragile, and totally inefficient (which is why their poo makes great fertiliser). Monitoring poo is a really helpful tool to assist with maintaining a horse in peak health. Horse digestive systems are designed to be grazing most of the day. They should […]

“Living the Dream”

It is often said to me that I am living the dream. While I guess it could be perceived from the outside that indeed I am, as I grow older (and I would like to think wiser) I am beginning to realise one doesn’t actually know exactly what that dream is. If you had of […]