Drive Me Buggy 2020 Hours

Discussion in 'Driving Miniature Horses' started by MajorClementine, Jan 2, 2020.

Help Support Miniature Horse Talk by donating:

  1. Jan 2, 2020 #1

    MajorClementine

    MajorClementine

    MajorClementine

    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,432
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Location:
    Utah
    Happy 2020 everyone! Here's the official hours thread for anyone who wants to join us. I'm working on getting 2019 hours totaled and we've got a few surprises for our little group once I get caught up. Happy driving in 2020, looking forward to sharing adventures!
     
  2. Jan 2, 2020 #2

    Cayuse

    Cayuse

    Cayuse

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,037
    Likes Received:
    1,583
    Location:
    New England
    10 minutes ground driving and 15 minutes in the sled for Cappy on New Years Day.
    20 minutes sledding with Cappy today.

    Congratulations on the new baby, MajorClem :).
     
    Crimson Rose and plaid mare like this.
  3. Jan 3, 2020 #3

    MindySchroder

    MindySchroder

    MindySchroder

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    430
    Location:
    Montana
    Whoot whoot! I almost put this under 2019 hours and then came to my senses. LOL!

    I ground drove Zorro for 35 minutes on Jan 1st. It was a lovely way to spend the first day of 2020!
    IMG_0211.jpg


    IMG_0222.jpg
     
  4. Jan 3, 2020 #4

    plaid mare

    plaid mare

    plaid mare

    MHT Supporter MHT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2019
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    King George Va
    Cheeky pics!
     
    MindySchroder likes this.
  5. Jan 3, 2020 #5

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    172
    Location:
    Northern California
    Mindy, I don't envy the cold weather you have there, but after lots of rain here it is so green and ground driving is horrendous with my Annie as she dives for grass. I could use a 2x4 on her bum and it would have no effect! You just sent in an order for a new crown piece with the check rings for my Comfy Fit Bridle, which I'll use for ground driving. (Lynn) Thank you! She has been really good about it while driving but the grass is still pretty short. We are new to each other and she is green so still working on lots of stuff.

    Love your pictures!

    Major Clem,
    I am joining the group this year! Thank you in advance for having me.

    Jan 1, 2020
    Kriss Kross = 45 mins / driving
    Annie = 30 mins / driving
     
  6. Jan 3, 2020 #6

    MindySchroder

    MindySchroder

    MindySchroder

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    430
    Location:
    Montana
    Yay!! I'm so glad to see you here :)

    Zorro and I did 75 minutes of ground driving today. We didn't go very far but we did LOTS of transitions, walk to whoa to back up and circles. Circles to the right, circles to the left. Just a nice refresher before I hitch him to the bike!
    IMG_0250.jpg

    And he was a unicorn today....
    IMG_0252 2.jpg
     
  7. Jan 4, 2020 #7

    Pritanio

    Pritanio

    Pritanio

    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2019
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Delta, BC, Canada
    Are the hours for me and Missy as a team or does someone else driving her count?
     
  8. Jan 4, 2020 #8

    Fiona

    Fiona

    Fiona

    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    20
     
    MindySchroder likes this.
  9. Jan 4, 2020 #9

    Fiona

    Fiona

    Fiona

    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    20
    We delivered 3 bales of hay. Slight kerfuffle with Dottie shying at a bus while we waited at a give-way. She pushed Maddy onto the grass verge. Maddy started eating and 2 bales fell off. Someone gave me a hand and we set off.. arrived at my friend's house with the hay.. but forgot keys! They were out so i left hay on driveway and we toddled off for a little drive.. couple of miles tops. Had to cycle back with keys to put hay away as it looked like rain. About 30 minutes driving
     
  10. Jan 4, 2020 #10

    Marsha Cassada

    Marsha Cassada

    Marsha Cassada

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    7,642
    Likes Received:
    3,669
    Location:
    Southwest Oklahoma
    An hour for Midnight today. Second time we've been out by ourselves on the 2 mile loop.
     
  11. Jan 4, 2020 #11

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    172
    Location:
    Northern California
    1/4/20
    Kriss Kross = 60 mins / driving
    Annie = 10 Mins / driving (husband drove her the rest of the time.)
     
    Crimson Rose likes this.
  12. Jan 5, 2020 #12

    MindySchroder

    MindySchroder

    MindySchroder

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    430
    Location:
    Montana
    Drove Zorro in the bike today for an hour. We went 3 miles but had to walk much of it because the road was a bit slick. He had his boots on but I don't like to borrow trouble! I ponied Sky behind :)

    IMG_0284.jpg
    Zorro was a Unicorn today!
    IMG_0281.jpg
    And here is everyone when we got back home:
    IMG_0289.jpg
     
    Crimson Rose, plaid mare and Fiona like this.
  13. Jan 5, 2020 #13

    MajorClementine

    MajorClementine

    MajorClementine

    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,432
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Location:
    Utah
    We log the hours that you drive. So any time you are hitched up and in control of the lines (even if you stop for a chat with a neighbor for 30 min but are hitched and in the cart) you log driving time. We also keep track of ground driving. Any version of ground driving counts. As long as you are in control of the horse. They don't have to be in full harness or anything. Welcome to the driving group!!

    Welcome to Willow Flats as well!!

    I'll get a spreadsheet up soon and send everyone the link so you can all look at it whenever. When you post please note which horse you drove if you have more than one, and how long you drove for. Thanks!!!
     
  14. Jan 5, 2020 #14

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    172
    Location:
    Northern California
    1/5/20
    I drove Annie today for an hour and the weather was so beautiful!
    She did great. We also worked on backing and the stand. I am keeping track of the number of drives we have on her which helps me remember how new she is to driving and I can celebrate the progress she is making. (This was drive #30, which isn't a whole lot!) My husband drove Kriss the one that is really attached to me and was throwing fits when I drove Annie, but he did really well today. He held it together but was really sweaty when he got back in!
     
    Crimson Rose likes this.
  15. Jan 6, 2020 #15

    MajorClementine

    MajorClementine

    MajorClementine

    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,432
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Location:
    Utah
    Just a heads up, I posted last years total driving hours in the 2019 driving thread :)

    Also a question as I start logging hours in 2020...

    Do we want to still log ground driving and driving separate or just post how much "driving time" we had without separating the two?

    I am happy to do it whichever way you guys want. I'm just setting up this year's spreadsheet and wasn't sure if you cared to know how much you spent driving vs. ground driving or if any time spent on any form of driving is what we're going for. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
  16. Jan 6, 2020 #16

    Marsha Cassada

    Marsha Cassada

    Marsha Cassada

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    7,642
    Likes Received:
    3,669
    Location:
    Southwest Oklahoma
    You are a true heroine! Thank you so much for doing this. I would help, but I am "spread sheet challenged".
    I like ground driving and hitched driving separate.
    I think teams are special and need a separate time.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2020 #17

    Pritanio

    Pritanio

    Pritanio

    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2019
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Delta, BC, Canada
    Oh drats. It's going to be a while before I'm back in action again. At least I know Missy will keep on keeping on a couple of times a week til I'm ready. ♥️
     
  18. Jan 7, 2020 #18

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    172
    Location:
    Northern California
    1/07/20
    Kriss = 30 mins / driving
    Annie = 30 mins / ground driving

    I've been working on these two going out together and I think Kriss is finally accepted that he is going to have to share me. I've been teaching my friend's 12 year old daughter to drive. She doesn't have her own horse but started competing in Western Dressage with a lesson horse so anytime she can do anything horsey she is game. She came over today and drove Kriss while I ground drove Annie and then we switched, so we each had 30 mins of exercise ourselves. We kept passing each other and Kriss did fine in the lead or following. Yay!
     
  19. Jan 7, 2020 #19

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Willow Flats

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    172
    Location:
    Northern California
  20. Jan 7, 2020 #20

    MindySchroder

    MindySchroder

    MindySchroder

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    430
    Location:
    Montana
    Whatever is easiest for you, though I know there are people that can only ground drive right now and may like having their own category :) I do love that you put the total amount of driving hours up on the other thread! Thank you for doing this for us!

    Zorro and I drove 2 miles in 60 minutes today, ground driving. It is SUPER windy and I hate to sit in the cart when it's this windy because I get so COLD. So at least I can stay warm by walking along with him! He was full of energy, snaking his head around and leaping for joy. When the neighbor horses did a little energetic gallop around Zorro thought maybe he should do that too! So I was a little relieved to NOT have the cart attached :D

    IMG_0311.jpg
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Group Builder
arrow_white