Carriage Driving a fast growing sport, offered to most and to individuals with physical, mental, sensory, or emotional challenges the rewards of interaction and control of a horse or pony while driving from a carriage seat. For individuals with mobility needs, the carriage seat can be modified to accommodate most individuals.
Carriage driving gives participants a riding alternative, opening up the world of horses to those who may not be unable to ride due to weight, balance, fatigue, allergies, asthma, fear of heights, the inability to sit astride, or other concerns. It also can provide the individual with a unique movement experience.
Therapeutic or Recreational carriage driving is about imparting knowledge of safety, horses, harnessing, and driving skills to children and adults with or without disablilities using teamwork. It takes a team of 3-4 trained volunteers to assist an individual with carriage driving.