Tag Archives: Carriage Driving

Chatsworth 2015

I stressed.  I nagged.  I flapped.  I worried.  I fretted.  I didn’t want to go.  Dapplebum was a pickle and played up when the children schooled him.  We changed his bit.  He played up.  Longshanks long reined, and long reined … Continue reading

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Starting Small

The children have been exercising themselves and Little-legs today by building a make shift obstacle course. This is to help Little-legs with his steering. He loved the mental challenge. It is finally feeling like Summer and a little bit of … Continue reading

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Long Reining in the Long Rain

What has happened to the days of wearing shorts and sharing music out of wound-down car windows? Where is summer? The greenery suggests it is here. The need to fill jerry cans with petrol for the lawn mower is here, … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Monnington

I was awake at 4.30am, listening to the dawn chorus, both mornings. On the first morning, it was not the birdsong that woke me but worry. What had I done? We are so new to this carriage driving adventure that … Continue reading

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A Summer to Remember

“A Summer to remember” he said, describing all that has happened so far. What an accurate description. Camp was a great success. Rich Tea Boy loved it and talked and talked and talked (he’s good at that) about everything that … Continue reading

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Of Dads and Daughters

Last night, I accompanied Longshanks on his daily drive.  It was another around the obstacles in the field exercise.  Around?  Well, steering is a bit of an issue at a trot and thankfully the obstacles are only old tyres as … Continue reading

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“It’s OK Mum”

We took Dapple-bum out today.  It was my first time of seeing him driven let alone being driven by him.  Longshanks was very confident even when he did a rocking horse impression.  Some of our conversations went like this: Longshanks:  … Continue reading

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