Boris and the cart wreck

With horse training, it is so often the case of one step forward two steps back.  You may have read in my other blogs, that Boris has been challenging at times. I have to be honest the majority of Boris’s lack of progress is my lack of giving him the time required for consistent training. […]

The bumpy road of training Boris

Following dreams can be a bumpy ride. Sevenish years ago, long before Nibbles and Tabby entered my team, I purchased a grey Percheron mare from Echuca sales, with the intention of her joining my team as a harness horse. This was a big step forward in having a grey to pull my carriage.  Before starting […]

The quandary that is Boris

I have to be honest, Boris is testing my resolve. If you’ve followed us for a while, you’d know of Boris. I purchased his mum from the sale yards, and he was born a few months later. Boris is a relatively laid-back fellow, who generally takes everything in his stride. He took to draught work […]

Say What??

It’s always easier to see things from an insiders perspective, but I think what we do is fairly self-explanatory. We use one or 2 horses to pull a carriage.  With a bit more thought, one could realise that a horse is not comparable to a car and we won’t travel at a comparable speed, or […]

How much does it cost to own a Horse?

This is a great question, I’m really glad you asked! We actually get asked this a lot. The answer however is not a simple one.  There are so many facets and variations of horse ownership that it is hard to put a figure on it. All horses need a paddock, or yard. If you have […]

The tentative step into offering lessons

If you have read some of my other blogs, you will know that we started from scratch. We are self taught at this whole harness gig, learning as we went, thanks to our gorgeous Calvin. Until probably 5 years ago, I had never even driven any other horse than Calvin. I then broke Trudy in […]

Boris and the battle of the horse float

If you have been following us for a while, you will know of Boris, who is one half of the pair affectionately known as the delinquents. Aka Boris the bastard. Now, Boris is a magnificent creature, standing at nearly 17hh weighing in at approximately 750kgs and is only 5 years of age. He was a […]

Angus and the Sunday Vet Bill

You may have seen our ‘Vet Bill Special’ recently. This blog is to explain the reason for this!  Each morning my first job for the day is to feed the horses. They get a hard feed morning and night, and when doing so I always do a quick poo count to make sure it’s coming […]

Horse Drawn Christmas Light Tours

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. Or at least that’s what the jingles and festivities want us to believe.  We started Christmas light tours about 8 years ago, when we were looking for ways to expand our carriage offerings. It’s kind of been a love hate relationship with them since then.  Christmas Light […]

Types and Variations to Harness

A very important, but rarely mentioned component of our equipment is our harness. Without a harness we wouldn’t be able to attach our horses to the carriages, so I thought in this blog I would discuss the types of harnesses we use and variations that are available.  Like every thing in this game there are […]