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Taffy Clayton 08-25-2013 04:58 PM

Driving Talk
Need someplace to post some interesting stuff.

New stuff--
Brand new group on facebook-- "carriage driving trainers "

You can offer your services or look for a trainer in your area.

Taffy Clayton 09-08-2013 12:44 PM

I finally got my new driving whips!
I went to a tack store in Ulm Germany and found two ultra light driving whips for 19.9 euros each, my guess about $30.00. They were made of carbon fiber with a very nice handle, I had never seen one for that price before. I asked if they would mail them to me and they said no. I bought both hoping that I could carry them on the airplane.

Well I got to the Delta counter and they said I had to check them. They put them in the oversize luggage, they didn't charge me for them, which was nice.
They made it safe from Stuttgart, Germany to Atlanta GA, where I picked them up and went through customs. Passed them off to Delta again for the trip to St. Louis. They never showed up, AWOL
Delta looked for them and they were checked on to my plane but were a no show. They were still in Atlanta. Well after tracking them for a couple days, my whips had quite the adventure. From Atlanta they went to Nashville, then to Atlanta again, then to St Louis, with a 5 hour layover, then on the truck for the hour drive to me.
They had quite the trip, I wish I could get their miles added to mine.

Every time they were handled I imagined the tips broken .
They were not in a box, just taped together tip to end, I didn't even have my name on them, DUH!
They arrived safely just now, and I have a lesson at 12;30.
Just in time.

I will let you know how good they are, They might be worth it to try and find somewhere to purchase them in Germany and have them shipped.
I also bought a pair of leather driving reins, I had to, they jumped in my basket.

Cat 09-08-2013 01:03 PM

Let us know how you like them and pics! I'm new to driving so interested in the items other people use.

michaelvanessa 09-08-2013 07:03 PM

the tack shop candy store.
wow thay had a good trip well thay probley went sightseeing lol and came back home with you.
i know the feeling risistance is futile in a tack shop and the money starts to burn a hole in your pocket i know well i was thinking about removeing mine lol.
how did your lesson go and how is pilgrim i bet he is happy your home.
the fiberglass ones are light and well balanced thay are a good wip.
so you also perchased a new set of reins as well were thay black or brown.
it sounds like you have a great set of harness there.

Taffy Clayton 09-08-2013 10:28 PM

My new whip was great! It weighs 3.1 oz and is 170 cm long.
My wrist didn't get tired at all.

I got it from Krämer Pferdesport Online-Shop - Reitsport, Reitbekleidung, Reithosen, Reitjacken, Reitsportartikel it is number 560100-170

made by Fahrpeitsche, It is carbon fiber and it had a tag on it that said, "whip and go"

If anyone is better, than I, at finding something on the internet, let me know please, I would love to buy some more. The website will not ship them.

michaelvanessa 09-09-2013 04:34 AM

ok ill keep an eye out.
ok ill keep an eye out and let you know.

greentree 09-10-2013 06:20 PM

We need to get Peter Tischer to bring these when he comes over!


Taffy Clayton 09-10-2013 08:30 PM

I really love it, If they had had 10 of them I would have bought all 10.

I need to ask hubby's cousin to send me some, I think we got along well enough to ask a big favor of her. Even though we spoke different languages. It was like playing charades for 12 days.

Greentree I guess you are going to the National drive?

Green with envy.

Cat 09-11-2013 07:15 AM

I was hoping to make it to the national drive, if nothing else than to give my mini exposure to a crowd like that, but it doesn't look to be in the cards for us this year. So my husband and I are planning for next year.

Taffy Clayton 09-11-2013 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by Cat (Post 3604641)
I was hoping to make it to the national drive, if nothing else than to give my mini exposure to a crowd like that, but it doesn't look to be in the cards for us this year. So my husband and I are planning for next year.

Cat, spring is a good drive too. Shorter and not as many people.

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