HELP! New to driving
Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:28 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:03 AM
You must know the expression about the green horse and the green rider, same thing for driving, My advice is to find a good instructor and get the right advice and guidance in the process.
People seem to worry a lot about the capabilities of the smaller horses, IMHO it all boils down to the proper training, harnessing, cart and then not to forget conditioning of the horse. Mess one of these up or underestimate the importance and the whole thing can become a terrible experience for your horse and ultimately for you.
Take your time get an instructor be prepared to spend some money for the best gear you can find, quality always pays of in the long run!! and I am sure your little mare will give you years of driving pleasure.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:40 PM
I was given a cart by a friend and it looks to be in great shape. (I will obviously check all the welds and everything to make sure it is safe) My concern is it was not MADE for my horse. What should I do?
As long as its not too big or too small for you mare, the cart will probably work fine. I'm pretty sure there are sites on the website on how to measure a horse and cart to know what size you need.
Here's a good website: http://www.regencymi...riving_101.html Mostly info on harness, but I think on hitching too.
Not sure what you might find on this site: http://www.drivingessentials.com/ But its all about driving, so hopefully something helpful.
Stallions: Little Kings Cat on Top, Paper Mache`
Mares: Misty, Tana, Showy, Caddy, Honey, Bonny, and Dolly
Gelding: Dakota and Jasper
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