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Horse-drawn carriage competitions

Combined driving (also known as horse driving trials) is an equestrian sport involving carriage driving. In this discipline, the driver sits on a vehicle drawn by a single horse, a pair or a team of four.

The mastery of horse team driving requires sweat and effort of both the driver and horses. Precision is achieved over many years.

Driving competitions, are divided into the following categories , which reflect the number and arrangement of horses:
Single horse – only one animal is used to pull the carriage.
Pair of horses – two animals are harnessed to the carriage, side by side.
Four-in-Hand (sometimes known as a "team") – four horses, one pair being in front of the other pair.

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