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  1. Peggy P

    Which size does he need?

    I’m sorry I can’t be of any help to you. The measurements seem so large to me as a mini owner! I have heard mostly good things about Kingston carts. It’s very hard to buy things off the internet, sight unseen. Good luck and be sure to post how everything fits.
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    Driving Hours 2018

    Butch Cassidy 45 mins thanks!
  3. Peggy P

    Driving Hours 2018

    Sundance Kid 35 mins
  4. Peggy P

    Hi from new member

    Marsha I think blinders are required in breed shows (AMHA AMHR) but are not required in ADS (American Driving Society) recognized shows. They do still require a bit, so no bit less bridles. because driving is so traditional, one may get some criticism from others when driving open. I understand the whole grass grabbing thing. It is a tough habit to break. I just give him a crack with the whip and make him trot a bit.
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    Hi from new member

    I thought I had replied to this, but I guess not. Sorry! I like driving both of my boys open bridles. We do a lot of driving on the roads, so I like them to see what’s coming from behind us. I originally trained them in traditional blinkered bridles, but switched over a bunch of years back. I’m told some horses focus better with blinkers, but I have not found that to be true. I’d suggest trying it in a controlled environment, round pen or arena, the first few times.
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    Draft horses near me

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    Pairs holdbacks (for Cayuse)

    Very cool, Marsha! In the first photo, is that leather sheath attached to the saddle? What breed show people call a thimble? Used in place of breeching to hold the cart back.
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    Pairs holdbacks (for Cayuse)

    I would like to see how your quick hitch is set up. I'm always interested in learning something new.
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    Draft horses near me

    I’m sorry too. Hopefully there is someone out there that will love and appreciate Buckly for who he is. Then you can find the perfect horse for you. As long as he finds a good home, you have nothing to feel bad about. You tried everything, but you just can’t force them to do something they can’t handle. Hugs.
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    Driving Hours 2018

    Butch Cassidy 50 mins Thank you!
  11. Peggy P

    Pairs holdbacks (for Cayuse)

    I think I am constantly fiddling with adjustments! This pole fits everything perfectly, and I really had minimal tweaking to get the boys comfy. It really is more than double the fun!
  12. Peggy P

    Pairs holdbacks (for Cayuse)

    No, it wouldn’t work. On a pair the pole is attached to the front of the collar. On a single, the shafts are not attached and would slide through the shaft holders (tug loops) if the breeching wasn’t attached to the shafts. . If you could see it in person, it really isn’t hard to understand, but to try to explain is a little more difficult. Unless you have a quick hitch setup like the harness racers use. Their shafts attach to the saddle and there is no breeching. It works great for their situation: extremely lightweight jog cart, flat groomed surface, and looping curves. Not good for heavier cart and small horse, uneven trails and hills, and tight turns.
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    Pairs holdbacks (for Cayuse)

    Yes. When you stop, The pole continues forward. This causes the yoke strap (which connects the collar to the yoke on the pole) to pull the collars forward, off the chest, which causes the ring on the martingale to move forward, tightening the holdbacks on the breeching so the butt takes the pressure and stops the carriage. Brakes help lots on a carriage, not to stop the horses but to help slow the carriage on hills or when stopping. This particular carriage does not have brakes, but it’s rather lightweight, and we don’t do much trail driving with it. Mostly flat roads. I have thought about putting a set of bicycle brakes on the back wheels, but I’m not sure how to get them foot activated. Maybe something to brainstorm this winter.Right Now I’m having lots of fun!
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    Pairs holdbacks (for Cayuse)

    On a pairs vehicle, there are no shafts. One pole between the two horses. You couldn’t attach the outside breeching to the pole.
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    Pairs holdbacks (for Cayuse)

    This photo shows the holdbacks from the breeching down to the ring on the martingale just behind his front legs. Not a great photo, but it shows the attachment the best I have right now. This was when I first got this harness, and making adjustments.