Driving - HB
InformationThe Horse, the Man and the Carriage from 1700 up to the present day.
The focal point of interest is the art of driving for pleasure and the relationship between man, the carriage, and the driving horse.It begins by investigating the emergance of the elegant carriage in Italy and the desribes the development of the art of driving in 17th and 18th Century France.
It follows the development of the perfection of driving for pleasure in England and Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, commencing with the modern sport of competitive driving as we know it today.
Various driving techniques are discussed, as are the different styles of harness and methods of harnessing-up in Europe, and includes the development of the driving bit and the special rein systems...Which carriage suits which type of horse and on what occasion.