Mid August marks the Walnut Hill Carriage Competition, a sport that is very Victorian in nature.
It is held in Pittsford, New York and is the biggest competition of it's kind in the US.
Several years ago (as I had attended many of these events) I really wanted to have my POA trained to drive. I got her a harness and started line driving.
Then she went to my friend Andrea for training.
She looked gorgeous pulling her cart.
After working her in hand for months, my knee (that I just had replaced) was really giving me trouble. When I got her home we had a bad experience the first time she was hooked and I really wondered if all this was worth it. I did not want her to get hurt (me either) so I ended up selling off my harnesses and cart and turned her into a riding horse. Disappointed but still think it was the right thing to do.
So now, I just keep going to Walnut Hill to see how it is really supposed to be done and am happy taking photographs.
An amazing sport!
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