Drivingwhen applied to horsesponiesmulesor donkeysis a broad term for hitching equines to a wagoncarriagecartsleighor other horse-drawn vehicle by means of a harness and working them in this way. It encompasses a wide range of activities from pleasure driving, to harness racingto farm work, horse showsand even international combined driving. For horse training purposes, "driving" may also include the practice of long-lining long reiningwherein a horse is driven without a cart by a handler walking behind or behind and to the side of the animal.
Pleasure driving is a horse show class seen in the United Stateswhich features light breeds of horses and ponies hitched to a two or four-wheeled show cart. Horses are driven at a walk and two speeds of trotgenerally designated as a working or regular trot and an extended "strong" trot. Many horse breeds compete in Pleasure driving.
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The Society was first established in incorporated in to promote the association of people with an interest in vintage vehicles and pleasure driving. Although regional in name because of the locale of origin, the membership includes people from Ontario, Quebec, and the United States. The Eastern Ontario Pleasure Driving Society continues as a non-profit organization promoting the growing sport of carriage driving to drivers in Ontario and beyond. A new source of interest in carriage driving comes from the boomer generation reaching the retirement stage of their riding careers and searching for alternative ways to enjoy their horses.
Horse mares four years and over at Halter 2. Horse geldings, four years and over at Halter 3. Horse three years and under at Halter 4.