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    Update on Sugarfoot! He is home!

    To the Original Poster, one thing about positive reinforcement.....you might not want to use the clicker. I trained my show dogs and am now training a horse with positive reinforcement. I switched to my voice...I say "yes" to mark or some people cluck with their tongue. I only offer this...
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    Affordable First Cart

    Thank you again, Willow Flats! I appreciate all of the information!
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    Harness for hyperbike

    Thank you all for the bit information! Marsha, thank you! Taking it slow...baby steps!
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    Affordable First Cart

    Willow flats, thank you! That looks perfect! A few questions...how do I know what size shaft I need and will the 18” motorcycle tires be better than the 16”? Thanks again
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    Harness for hyperbike

    Thank you, Mindy!
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    Affordable First Cart

    I think I would eventually like a hyper bike but will get a regular easy entry cart to start driving. I found old threads talking about Smart Cart and G & S but I don’t think either exists anymore. I can5 find their web sites. Can anyone recommend an affordable easy entry cart for paved and...
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    Harness for hyperbike

    Anyone? I need advice please. We are just getting started. I am about to purchase a harness just to continue ground driving. We are using surcingle now. Since I might want a hyper bike someday, I wanted to know which harness to get now. Also...,Since I’m just starting out, I wanted to get a...
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    Harness for hyperbike

    Hi, all. I think I would like to eventually get a hyperbike. Do I need a comfort harness or can I get this one: https://chrysalisacres.com/shop/The-Pluto-Biothane-schooling-entry-level-p144372067 to start? Also, how did you guys measure for bit size?
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    How to teach canter on lunge to lazy mini

    Mindy, Thank you SO much!!! I had heard that I should teach cantering for that very reason!! I really appreciate you writing such a thoughtful and educational post! The details you wrote for the lunge work was fantastic! Thanks again for taking the time to share your information....very kind of...
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    How to teach canter on lunge to lazy mini

    Hi, Patty. Thanks for your message! I do have to disagree with you regarding the value of lungeing. However, I do agree that done to excess it is detrimental. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!
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    How to teach canter on lunge to lazy mini

    Willow Flats, thank you!! I appreciate your input!
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    How to teach canter on lunge to lazy mini

    Cayuse, Thank you for your message! That was a really good point on the strength issue! I lunge in a John Lyons round pen that, I believe, is 60 feet in diameter. So, I don’t think the circle is too small. I will take your advice and add hill walking on trails to build strength! I just ordered...
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    How to teach canter on lunge to lazy mini

    Hi, all. I am starting (yet again) my mini gelding for driving. My plan is to start with lungeing (again) and move on to ground driving. The problem is that I can't get him to canter on lunge line. He changes direction, walks, trots, and halts from both sides. He is a very laid back guy. I...
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