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Competition Carriage Driving on a Shoestring by Jinny Johnson
This book is full of enthusiasm for the sport of horse driving trials and is well written. Although it's a bit out-of-date in character, the writer's "can-do" attitude and practical tips - many of which are just as valid today as they were when it was written - helped me hugely when I first started in the sport. Many of my friends have read it too. It makes our sport accessible and I also found it interesting to find out how people used to do it. Jinny Johnson writes from experience and it's a good book to keep by your bedside. Useful photos. A more up-to-date and similarly browsable book is Amanda Saville's new Sports Driving: ARead more
Sports Driving: A Complete Guide to Horse Driving &hellip by Amanda Saville
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This book is a must-have for every carriage driving enthusiast! It's perceptively written, contains lots of sound advice and is a much-needed update on the subject for anyone who wants to drive a horse or pony competitively in horse driving trials. Yes, its foreword is by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh but at last this sport is becoming much more inclusive with juniors, "oldies" up to those in their 70s as well as plenty of us somewhere in the middle all taking part on an equal footing, especially now that indoor driving in the winter makes competing accessible to all - as Amanda's photos frequently show. There are some dashing disabled drivers who compete against the able-bodied, too. If you… Read more
In the Pink: A Rural Odyssey by Molly Watson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I thought I'd bought this book by mistake so I started reading it reluctantly: I'm glad I did! It made me chuckle and laugh out loud. It's a down-to-earth, blow-by-blow diary account of Molly and glamorous sister Bee's down-sliding into a rural life of horses, hunting, new friends and their escapades. I wish it were twice as long. It's an easy read and I look forward to more from Molly Watson.

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