CAA Driver Proficiency Program Resources

These are resource materials, it is not required that you read all of them before taking a proficiency. Several of these books and DVDs are good resources for multiple levels. Many of the books and DVDs are available through the CAA Bookstore (click here) or via Google Books (click here).

Level 1:

Between the Shafts: A Comprehensive Guide to Driving a Single Horse (DVD) with the British Driving Society
Drive Smartly, Drive Safely – published by the CAA
Driving by Anne Norris and Caroline Douglas
Driving a Harness Horse by Sallie Walrond
Driving Do’s and Don’ts by Sallie Walrond
Driving Questions Answered by Sallie Walrond
Essential Guide to Carriage Driving by Robyn Cuffey and Jaye-Allison Winkel
Guide to Driving Horses by Sallie Walrond
Harness Charts – available through the CAA
Horse & Cart (DVD) with Robyn Cuffey
Introduction to Driving by the British Driving Society
Learn to Drive Program by Drive Canada
Learning to Carriage Drive by Minta Winn
Make the Most of Carriage Driving by Vivian & Richard Ellis and Joy Claxton
Starting to Drive by Sallie Walrond
U.S. Pony Club Level C Manual

Level 2:

Understanding Harness by Barb Lee
Putting-To A Pair by Caroline Douglas and Sophie Adkins
On the Box Seat by Tom Ryder
Manual of Stable Management by Drive Canada
Double Up! A Comprehensive Guide to Pair Driving (DVD)
Art of Driving by Max Pape
Breaking a Horse to Harness by Sallie Walrond
Carriage Terminology: An Historical Dictionary by Don Berkebile
Carriage Turnout & Appointment booklets – published by the CAA
Driving a Tandem by Paul Doliveux
Driving for Pleasure by Francis T. Underhill
Driving by the Duke of Beaufort
Driving by Francis M. Ware
Encyclopedia of Driving by Sallie Walrond
Long Reining to Break Horse to Harness by Heinrich Freiherr von Senden
Looking at Carriages by Sallie Walrond
Manual of Coaching by Fairman Rogers

Level 3:

The Private Stable: Establishment, Management and Appointments by James A. Garland
Manual of Coaching by Fairman Rogers
Driving for Pleasure by Francis T. Underhill
Driving by the Duke of Beaufort
Driving by Francis M. Ware

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