In this paperback edition of Sallie Walrond's classic work, step-by-step colour photos guide the reader through the author's tried-and-tested training techniques. The author's lucid, easy-to-follow text provides all the necessary background information, including advice on lungeing, long-reining, fitting the harness, bitting, putting to, driving techniques, safety and road training, to enable an averagely competent horse owner to produce a horse who will go happily and willingly in harness whether the animal concerned is an unbroken two-year-old or an outgrown family pony. Sallie Walrond takes the mystery out of breaking a horse to harness; this reliable and popular book shows the way.
Sallie Walrond has driven since she was about nine years old. She is an international carriage driving judge, having travelled extensively throughout the UK, the USA, Western Australia and New Zealand judging private driving, trade classes, combined driving and coaching. She has worked with dressage horses, eventers, show jumpers, ridden side-saddle, run a livery yard and instructed in all of these aspects. She has shown harness horses with considerable success for many years in private driving classes. In 1975 she became the first whip to complete a three-day horse-driving trial with a tandem.Although officially retired, her advice is still sought worldwide. She lives with her solicitor husband in a sixteenth-century thatched cottage near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, England.