CAN DRIVE A TEAM
(2104: It's been great fun, but we are no longer teaching driving. We'll leave the links up as they may be useful to some visitors).
you for the opportunity to realize a dream! The school was
so memorable, so informative" writes Gail Whitcomb.
Talk about fun! What a great
learning experience. Nearly 100 hardy souls have attended
our horse driving schools where they learn to drive a single
horse, or a six horse hitch.
From a professional horse trainer: Pam
"I learned so much - even more than I had hoped. I especially
want to thank you for drawing me forward into more difficult
tasks with the horses." And Roscoe
Goode, a highly experienced teamster himself, notes that
the school is "...an event that remains one of the most enjoyable
of my memory."
Occasionally, the media cover our guests: Virginia Currents (PBS) has filmed them learning to drive horses
and newspapers have headlined
our teams at work and play. Rob
Hampton was featured on the PBS video filmed at our driving
school which was, he says: "...one of the best training investments
I have made. I recommend it to anyone, expert or novice."
The crew at the Nemacolin Equestrian Center comes here to Bundoran to retrain; just as Buzz
Scanland, General Manager of the
Mountain Lake Hotel, sends his teamsters here for recurrent
training because "we rely on Fred to train our people and
supply us with heavy horses. We know that we get good training
and a quality horse for a fair price."
Our students backgrounds range from total
beginners like Tom
Skalak, to advanced drivers like Lynn
Tuckwiller and Dr.
Ann Dunnington, who teaches equitation at Virginia
Kuhlman always wanted to try it and had wondered if he
could, so we enjoyed watching him prove to all of us that
he was a man of courage, who knew no limitations; Steve has
been back for a second refresher clinic. Jan
and Laura Bonner came to class as a mother/daughter team
and left as experts. They now drive regularly at home.
Other students include Jahn
Pearsall who often comes over to trail ride with us, and
to learn from Stan
Rudacil who takes care of our heavy horses feet so well.
You can drive a big team, too. Our quiet gentle
giants will help us teach you how, and you will never be the
same again. Still curious? See the FAQ's
about driving and please take a free look at Lesson
Check out some comments by our
most recent students: Ann Sutherland
& Ray Keller, Hilary Day,
Steve Kuhlman, Bertha
and Charles Durbin, Rebecca Terrill,
Susan Snead, the girls
from Warren-Wilson College or Ginger
Greene. Tony Banfield and Will
Naylor drove up from Houston and had fun, too!
You may be interested in our typical
curriculum for the "Introduction to Driving Multiples"
class, or check out our students
with comments on this website. Maybe you need Travel
directions to Bundoran Farm. Please also look at our Frequently
asked Questions about our school, and be sure to study
if you plan to attend.
HOTEL and RESORT Horse-Crew Driver Training:
Just as the Mountain Lake Hotel (VA), Shenandoah Crossing Resort (VA), and Nemacolin Equestrian Center (PA) send their teamsters here for training, we would be happy to train your resort crew, or undertake recurrent training with them. While these programs are similar, each is customised to the Resort's particular requirements. Please call or email us with your needs.