Horse Driving Specialists


Your Horse, Pony and Donkey Carriage and Harness Experts

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Your horse, pony and donkey specialist

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** 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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Welcome to our website, where you can find a large range of products that will suit your equine, whether your sport is pleasure riding/driving, endurance riding or competitive carriage driving (show ring or indoor driving trials).

We are one of the LEADING STOCKISTS of the Zilco Carriage Driving products in the UK & Europe and also stock a variety of carriage driving related items from good quality manufacturers. We can also supply the Zilco Endurance Riding/ Trekking range of products.

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 if you are...

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

All NEW sets of harness sold, customers will have the opportunity to upgrade any harness parts if the supplied size is not suitable (subject to availability) at no extra cost.

Carriage 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 £15), 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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