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Driving horses for sale

Horses and carriages are no longer an everyday sight on the streets of towns or bowling along country roads, but high-quality Carriage Horses are still very much in demand. A good Carriage Horse combines the right conformation and attitude of mind with impressive action that catches the eye. People who buy a Carriage Horse need a sound and sensible animal that will work well on its own or as part of a team. A team of well-matched, well-trained Carriage Horses will always find plenty of interest from buyers. It’s usually experienced carriage drivers who sell a Carriage Horse or team since they are the people with the knowledge of how to train and use them. Carriage driving is a skilled and very enjoyable activity, whether performed for pleasure or for showing, and reliable, well-trained horses are essential for success.

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P.R.E., Stallion, 10 years, 15.3 hh, Dun Driving
Caballos Espanoles
ES-11150
Vejer de la Frontera
€25,000 to €40,000
price range ~$29,313 to $46,900
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Lipizzaner, Mare, 5 years, Gray Lippizaner Mare
F: 5327 NEAPOLITANO XXV-27 | MF: 4574 CONVERSANO KRABBE III-1
Driving - Dressage
Adrienn Fabók-Szuhai
HU-3770
Sajószentpéter
€4,000
~ $4,690
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Heavy Warmblood, Gelding, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Black Driving - Leisure
Fahr-und Freizeitpferde
DE-14793
Buckautal
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Heavy Warmblood, Gelding, 8 years, 17 hh, Brown
F: ELLINGTON | MF: LADYFALK SW
Driving - Dressage - Leisure
DE-99423
Weimar
€6,500
~ $7,621 ONO
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Lipizzaner, Gelding, 2 years, 15.1 hh, Brown Driving - Dressage - Leisure
Katja Lipizzans
SI-4240
Radovljica
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,863 to $11,725
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Heavy Warmblood, Gelding, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Black Driving - Leisure
Doris Maier
DE-88499
Riedlingen
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Lipizzaner, Gelding, 5 years, 16.1 hh, Gray
F: FAVORY BRUNO | MF: NEAPOLITANO HOLLO
Driving - Dressage - Baroque - Working Equitation
BOZSIK TEAM
HU-2760
Nagykáta
€7,500
~ $8,794
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Lipizzaner, Mare, 13 years, 15.1 hh, Gray
F: NEAPOLITANO DALIÁS | MF: BANA TULIPAN 10
Driving - Dressage - Breeding - Baroque
BOZSIK TEAM
HU-2760
Nagykáta
€3,500
~ $4,104
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Welsh B Mix, Stallion, 5 years, 12.2 hh, Black
F: WELSH B | MF: ...
Driving - Dressage - Mating - Leisure
BOZSIK TEAM
HU-2760
Nagykáta
€3,000
~ $3,518
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Lipizzaner, Gelding, 6 years, 16 hh, Gray-Dark-Tan
F: CONVERSANO X CLEA | MF: FAVORY JORDAN
Driving - Dressage - Leisure - Baroque
BOZSIK TEAM
HU-2760
Nagykáta
€8,000
~ $9,380
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Hungarian Sport Horse, Gelding, 9 years, 16.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: ACORN | MF: DONNERWETTER
Driving - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
BOZSIK TEAM
HU-2760
Nagykáta
€10,000
~ $11,725
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Welsh D (Cob) Mix, Gelding, 10 years, 13.3 hh, Gray World Championship Qualified Pony Pair for sale!
F: PONY | MF: PONY
Driving - Dressage - Jumping - Western Pleasure
BOZSIK TEAM
HU-2760
Nagykata
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~$17,588 to $29,313
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Heavy Warmblood, Mare, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Brown Driving - Leisure
Doris Maier
DE-88499
Riedlingen
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Heavy Warmblood, Gelding, 2 years, 16 hh, Black Driving - Leisure
Doris Maier
DE-88499
Riedlingen
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Friesian horses, Mare, 9 years, 16 hh, Black
F: ANDRIES 415 STB SPORT | MF: FETSE 349 SPORT
Driving
stalhouderij de vliers
NL-7751ZS
Dalen
€8,500
~ $9,966
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Welsh C (of Cob Type), Stallion, Foal (06/2021), 13.1 hh, Brown
F: MENAI CADOR | MF: MENAI MATADOR
Driving - Leisure - Jumping - Breeding
Joanna Konarzewska
PL-78-320
Połczyn - Zdrój
zł7,000
~ $1,765 ONO
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Welsh C (of Cob Type), Stallion, Foal (06/2021), 13.2 hh, Black
F: MENAI CADOR | MF: MENAI MATADOR
Driving - Leisure - Jumping - Breeding
Joanna Konarzewska
PL-78-320
Toporzyk
zł7,000
~ $1,765 ONO
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KWPN, Mare, 8 years, 15.2 hh, Chestnut-Red Driving - Dressage - Leisure - Breeding
Hof der LIPIZZANER
SI-1241
Kamnik
€13,300
~ $15,594
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Black Forest Horse Mix, Mare, 5 years, 15.2 hh, Chestnut Driving - Leisure
Doris Maier
DE-88499
Riedlingen
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Moritzburger, Gelding, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Black Driving - Leisure
Doris Maier
DE-88499
Riedlingen
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Mule, Gelding, 11 years, 16 hh, Gray Driving - Leisure
NL-7121RD
Aalten
€4,000
~ $4,690
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Shetland Ponies, Mare, Foal (07/2021), 9.2 hh, Tobiano-all-colors Driving - Leisure - Breeding
Kinga Bulyma
FR-47700
Ruffiac
price on application
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German Riding Pony, Gelding, 13 years, 12.2 hh, Black Driving
Belinda Banse
DE-31542
Bad Nenndorf Horsten
€1,500
~ $1,759 ONO
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Friesian horses, Stallion, 4 years, 16.3 hh, Black Beautiful stallion with exellent basic gaits
F: EPKE474 | MF: REMMELT 323
Driving - Dressage
Adrienn Fabók-Szuhai
HU-3770
Sajoszentpeter
€12,000
~ $14,070
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Friesian horses, Stallion, 3 years, 17.1 hh, Black Beautiful high Frisian with amazing behave
F: LEXUS | MF: ZAR
Driving - Dressage
Adrienn Fabók-Szuhai
HU-3770
Sajoszentpeter
€12,000
~ $14,070
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Rhenisch-German Heavy Draft, Gelding, 6 years, 16.2 hh, Brown Driving - Leisure
Doris Maier
DE-88499
Riedlingen
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Origin and history of breeding Carriage Horses

The term “carriage” ultimately comes from the Latin “carrus”, which was used to describe the light horse or mule-drawn vehicles that the Romans used. Light vehicles existed even before Roman times, usually drawn by a pair of horses or other equids. However, the days of horse-drawn coach and carriage work did not really begin until the sixteenth century, and before this, the majority of people rode rather than drove, since outside urban areas the roads were not good, and vehicles were cumbersome and basic. Coaches were first built in the Hungarian town of Kocs. By the mid-seventeenth century, there were so many of them that European cities were struggling with traffic jams! Horse breeders, including many members of royal families, began to produce horses that were intended to be used for driving rather than riding. As a result, the world eventually obtained some wonderful coach and carriage horse breeds such as the Kladruber, the Gelderlander, the Cleveland Bay, the Breton Postier, and the fast Hackneys and Roadsters. The great days of private carriage driving came at the end of the nineteenth century when people loved to display themselves in open carriages in places such as Hyde Park in London or the Epsom or Chantilly races. Handsome, high-stepping carriage horses that matched in colour were essential to the turnout. Even today, Derby Day at Epsom begins with a heart-stirring carriage procession of royals and VIPs, all immaculately turned out.

Carriage Horses in equestrianism

Today, Carriage Horses are used for showing, commercial work such as weddings and funerals, and on heritage and history sites. They usually work as singles, as a pair, and in four-in-hand teams. Some drivers love the look of chestnuts with white leg markings, as they make a great show. Others prefer dark bays, greys and blacks, especially for commercial work.

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