Horse Driving Specialists

Take The Reins

Call us on 02392 632705 or 07472 448765


Your Equine specialists for carriage driving & Endurance

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Welcome to Take The Reins, we specialise in carriage driving harness and endurance products.

Our main brand that we stock is ZILCO, long regarded as the leader in synthetic harness and tack. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR BLOG & see You Tube videos about cleaning your synthetic tack.

We stock products for a mini pony up to a 17hh horse, donkeys are not left out as we drive donkeys ourselves & understand their unusual requirements!.

Whether your sport is pleasure riding/driving, endurance riding or competitive carriage driving we have the products for your requirements.

Speak to Joanne for more information.

** POSTAGE included on ALL orders (Except Carriage Driving Whips – price is specified separately due to the nature of the product) incl. Highlands, Northern Ireland & Channel Islands, If outside this area then please make contact for a quote on Postage.

** FREE RETURNS POLICY, if you return your item within 14 days of the date of purchase, a refund will be issued or exchange organised, customer MUST inform Take The Reins prior to sending item back.

** HARNESS SETS INCL FREE Swap Out Service (subject to availability) to ensure the best fit for your equine.

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Download Harness Measurement Chart
Download Endurance Catalogue
Download Zilco Bit Catalogue
Download Endurance Flyer
Download Carriage Driving Flyer

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Carriage Servicing

(Bring your carriage to our premises)

Full Inspection & Service for both 2 & 4 Wheel carriages.

Fixed price for service & inspection, any replacement parts charged as an extra.

Contact Joanne for further details.

Speak to Joanne

New to carriage driving? After advice on what you need to get started in this great sport.

Unsure of what you need then ring Joanne either on her mobile or the landline, we are open for business 7 days a week.

Are you a donkey owner & want to start driving but unsure how to start… click on the box on the right for our sister site

Driving Bit Trials

Unsure about changing your driving bit?

We off a bit hire programme, whereby selected stainless steel bits are available for a minimum charge (usually £20), you can trial the bit for a month & if it works for you, then you pay the difference of the hire charge & the cost of the bit. If it’s not suitable then just return it clean.

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Driving Accessories



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