Tennessee Travels, Driving


Awareness of the outside world. “Do you not see the things?” Your horse is the sophisticated city dweller. You are the country mouse oblivious to dangers. Video by Erin ZW @zimerin Instagram 26 Sept 2022.


Lots of driving. No driving by us.

Middle Tennessee Carriage Club was having an in-club Driving Derby at Coach Kate’s house. We went up to help. Greg officiated. I took photos. More on being a show photographer tomorrow.

So much gear. I forget how much gear is involved with driving. When we pulled in, I was surprised to see so many big trailers at a small competition. Oh, that’s right, everyone has to bring a cart. Even competitors with only one horse need a big trailer.

Good weather. Fun was had by all. Experienced horses ran around; new horses walked and learned. Coach Kate always does a good job of putting up a fun course and beautifully decorated obstacles.

We should be doing this. Greg should to be doing this. I have no idea how to find & buy a driving horse, any more than I know how to find & buy a riding horse.

Well, that took more of a glum turn than I intended.

Short-term the day was great. Driving is alive and well in Middle Tennessee. It was good to get off the farm and have a day with friends. Long-term, I would rather be doing than watching.


6 thoughts on “Tennessee Travels, Driving

  1. We have a pretty robust driving club in Memphis too. Let me know if you ever get down this way in TN! 🙂 Looks like it was a great day!! the weather has been FANTASTIC!

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