I just got TVG and HRTV (which is Awesome). Last night I saw a four-in-hand competition at Aachen. The horses were grey and had on lime green bell boots. The cart had lime green wheels. I believe the name was David something.
That just looks like an absurd amount of fun. I was grinning like a happy idiot during the entire clip Look how the back end of the carriage skids, the navigators must have a thrill keeping it upright.
I'm new to driving, but when I took my dartmoor out through the twisty trails the first time and learned just how nimble it was, I will admit my first thought was "gee, I bet I could barrel race in this thing!" lol!
OK no more vids for me lest I get too bold for my skill level this yeehawing is bringing my inner rodeo queen bubbling to the surface... must suppress...
Worry is the biggest enemy of the present. It steals your joy and keeps you very busy doing absolutely nothing at all... it’s like using your imagination to create things you don’t want.
I met Daniel a few years back when I was in England working for an American driver doing the CDE circuit. Dan was just starting out with the team, this was in 2005? 2006? I believe. He is super nice, real down to earth and funny!
I had the pleasure to spend my summer with him, the Bowman's and their whole crew and seeing some fantastic English Country side.
@ Buck22, while you are right the carriage does slide, there is a dial for the 5th wheel break and you can loosen and tighten it while on course. In the video "Driving Montage" by Tim Maloy you can see the bottom step groom reach around the top step groom and tighten this dial. at 1:48 ish