I came across this information on the CD-L for new drivers and those interested in learning to drive equines. Might be something to put on your Calendar for the new year.
For many years, members of the Florida Whips have teamed with Santa Fe
College to offer an inexpensive short course in teaching the newby and
his/her horse to drive. Two days of intensive seminar, demonstration, and
hands-on practice covering starting the horse to harness and carriage the
nomenclature and application of various types of harness and two and four
wheel vehicles, and techniques of harnessing, reinsmanship, and driving
under supervision. The class is given at the Univ of Florida IFAS Horse
Teaching Unit in Gainesville on February 9th & 10th
It is suggested to members of this CD-L who may have friends visiting in
this area, that you could encourage them to join our ranks of carriage
aficionados by joining this class, or if you yourselves are in the area and
would like to sharpen up your basic skills, this is a fun and inexpensive
way of doing it.
If interested contact us for more details and specifics and ways to enroll
through the college. E-mail is the most efficient.