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.

** New harness sets supplied will have the following items included FOC
  • Gold Label Harness Cleaner (suitable for synthetic harness not WebZ or Tedex.
  • Goody bag with a number of items useful for the carriage driver

** Postage is included on all orders except driving whips (where it is shown as an additional cost to the item) & harness sets (due to the size & weight of the parcel will have a contribution added of £12 for postage

** Smaller items are posted 2nd class, if guaranteed 1st class is required for next day delivery an additional cost will be charged.

** All posted items use a recognised carrier & a certificate of posting is obtained.

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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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