Combined driving is involving carriage driving. In this discipline, the driver sits on a vehicle drawn by a single horse, a pair or a team of four. The sport has three phases: dressage, cross-country marathon and obstacle cone driving, and is most similar to the mounted equestrian sport of eventing.
Grass, gravel, asphalt
Rest place/daily stay
Box or paddock
Sporty warmblood horse, a keen mover with good nerves. Modern driving horses tend to be horses with a short barrel and a strong acceleration from the hindquarters. The horses are of average height and are agile and fast in an obstacle race.
Driving horses should have a balanced, self confident and attentive basic character. When shoeing, these horses mainly prove to be uncomplicated because their usage involves contact with the legs and hooves.
Driving horses can be shoed at the usual shoeing places.