South Wales Carriage Driving Centre – Making Dreams Come True (Averina Snow)
It began in January 2013. I owned a young pair of Welsh Sec C ponies, Zu and Zila, which had been broken to drive, but were very inexperienced. I had a very busy job that involved a lot of international travel and was looking for someone who would produce the ponies for driving trials and, most importantly, teach me how to drive them. The long-term goal was to try tandem.
Rowena rose to the challenge and it was the start of seven fun filled years with South Wales Carriage Driving Centre (SWCDC).
u and Zila, although full brother and sister, were like chalk and cheese. Zu was tense and highly strung, trying to do everything on his own at 100 miles an hour. Zila was much more laid back and quite happy for her brother to do all the work.
They were not an easy pair – as Rowena kept reminding me!
Rowena showed immense patience with both them and me and wisely advised that a summer of training would be much more beneficial than attempting to get them to any event.
It was time well spent.