Rowena Moyse

 Horse Trainer and Carriage Driving Instructor

South Wales Carriage Driving Centre

Hidden talent

Yesterday I got Sophie, who has been helping out here for over a year,to tack up Cefn for driving in single harness.

Cefn has been doing more this autumn driving in pairs with a friends pony Sooty, and now he is going to the second indoor competition of the season with Julia driving him.

Sophie rides but recently I have been teaching her to drive horses and ponies. So when we had put Cefn in the carriage I just said to Sophie get on you can have a go at driving him. Knowing that she might or might not get on with him, as he is a very forward going pony.

She was very cautious to start off and had difficulty keeping him in walk as he tends to jog, but with reassurance from me that she was doing the right thing,she got him to relax and after a while was able to ask for trot and achieved a relaxed trot with him as well. By the end of the session she had him walking on a long rein looking very happy, both driver and pony!

So when I asked her to drive him again today she was very happy to do so, and progressed to schooling arround the cones at a very steady trot.

This is such an improvement for Cefn as in the past everything with him has been fast forward. But doing more with him with Sooty and in single is at last paying off.

Peter in Swansea last weekend with Sid and Ollie while I was in Crickhowell with Paddy and Murphy ,great to see both turnouts out and about so much this year we are really  enjoying them.

Open day here at South Wales Carriage Driving Centre Sunday 23rd July 2017

Displays

RDA driving

Refreshments

Have a go driving a pony

Rides on a carriage

Shop

Raffle

 

Lisieux 

We are here at lisieux for our first foreign competition 

Schooling ponies

studio_20160929_101221Wednesday drove Andy and Bwrw in tandem for the first time. They went well it will be good for both of them as I can school Andy in single to get him bending better and Bwrw needs to think for himself in the lead of the team without being  over powered by Ben who is usually in the lead of the team with him.

Averina’s wins

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 Averina Snow at the Welsh pony and cob performance awards having won ten rosettes and three trophies with her ponies Templedruid Baazu and Brazilla.
We had an amazing year around the competitions, training hard to get these fantastic results.