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Abby P

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That is really cool-looking. Can you tell us a bit about how it works? How do you balance it, and what happens if the pony turns around (or is it just, make sure the pony doesn't turn around)? I notice the saddle is larger - is there more weight on the pony's back than with shafts and traces? Your horses are beautiful and I love the way this setup lets you see the whole horse!
 

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We can adjust the balance by moving the seat forward or backwards.

The saddle is wide because most of the draft is with the saddle, a small amount on the breast collar. The saddle also serves as the breaks and reverse instead of breaching.

There is very little weight on the horses backs.

The horse's must be well trained and obedient because they can turn a full 360° under the gooseneck. It is a very challenging drive.

Thank you! I love my horses!
 
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