New carriage driving course for horse enthusiasts

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A new carriage driving course that is open to horse insurance customers will be held in the West Country next year.

Organised by the British Horse Driving Trials Association (BHDTA), the training sessions will give people the chance to experience the enjoyable pastime.

The courses will be run at Fenix Carriages and Driving Centre, which is in Clayhindon and will take place on February 8th and 22nd, March 14th and 24th, and April 18th.

Commenting on the new courses, BHDTA's marketing manager Chris Hillman told This is the West Country: "Carriage driving is perfect for boosting confidence and getting people back into physical activity."

Earlier this month, councillors in Oxford voted to ban horse-drawn carriages in the centre of the city, because of the traffic congestion problems that they can cause.

There were also concerns about the threat that cobbled streets in the city could pose to working horses' wellbeing.

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