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Okay, paintponylvr gave me a great idea to start a training thread. So I thought I'd expand that to training and drives. In short, a thread for "your drive day". A chance to share what you did from letting your mini smell the harness to competing in a marathon drive. Pictures are always a plus! Share away...

 

After 9 miles between Saturday and Sunday the only driving related thing I did was wipe down my harness today. Not as much fun as driving but it must be done :)

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With this flu bug right now, it's all I can do to get ours checked and fed right now after I get off work.

 

cleaning harness is always a good thing...

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Worked with my new pony last night. He is a 4 year old and is coming along nicely! Well, I think he is anyways ;) He is doing great with just pressure of one rein, and started to use my out side rein off and on last night. He picked it right up! I think hes going to be a fancy Country Pleasure horse.

11-04-2015

He is ashamed, he's a little plump and has to go on a diet! He told me its just FLUFF!

11-04-2015

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p- sorry to hear about you having the flu. That's not any fun. Cleaning harnesses is what I do when the weather is crappy out :)

 

S- Your new guy is adorable! Glad to hear he is coming along so well.

 

It was cold, windy, snowy here today so I worked on my new sulky. I decided that black wasn't much fun so I decided to paint it my signature color! When I was sanding it I noticed that it used to be red. It's pretty much the same sulky she was trained in. I'm excited to try it out. Here's a before and after pic of my sulky and a pic of she and I with the sulky she was trained in.

 

 

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Had to skip working Hercules on Sunday because of a migraine, but made it out yesterday. I realized it is REALLY hard to try and video and take pictures while trying to ground drive a green horse by yourself! But I got some for you guys! I am thinking he is going to make a cute Country Pleasure Horse like his dad Meridians Dyna Tempest. I am still waiting to get his papers in the mail. I know he is AMHA registered, possibly AMHR. I am going to register him pinto too (obviously he has enough white haha).

 

I just started to add some outside rein off and on to help with drifting and to start to get him to understand that concept. He has the basic steering down. He is such a cool horse to watch! Remember this is my first mini I am training, with tips and help from a pro of course :) but have been a trainer of "big" horses for quite some time.

Herc 11-09-2015

Herc 11-09-2015

He is also now on a diet.... this was at feeding time, I thought it was cute!

Piggy wants FOOD!

 

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Awww, Hercules is such a cutie. A kissable nose.

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Bwahahaha! Love the piggy picture.

 

I'm wishing that I had a covered arena or somewhere to work. We got an early snow storm and I'm kinda outta luck until it melts off (lets hope it does). I did, however, fit my new green cart to Clementine. I think it will work good. I do need footmans loops but other than that we are in good shape. It's pretty well balanced for me and my weight but when I put my dad on the cart it made the shafts want to shoot skyward. But since I'm the one that will be driving it I think it'll be okay. Happy driving!

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I am excited as this week we get to start him with the cart. We have a very tried and true process that we take at getting them used to it, ground driving while hooked etc before we actually get in the cart. Hercules has prooven to be a super good boy and has taken everything in stride. Fingers crossed it continues :)

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I am about to start that same process with Major (weather permitting). I'm so glad Hercules has been such a good boy for you. It's so much fun when they just seem to "get" it and enjoy it.

Sadly the weather has been cold and windy here. The only thing I hate more than wind is cold wind. I plan on doing some driving over Thanksgiving since the family is coming up to my place to eat. We always go out for a drive when we get together. Crossing my fingers for sunshine days!

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