Hello again. I started my mini driving this summer, I've driven horses before, but have never trained one to do it. She's doing pretty well, but just when I think she's ready to be actually attached to something, she proves me wrong. I took her out yesterday and she had a big spooking episode. She shot out into the middle of the road as we passed... ugh the freaking indoor arena she's been to a number of times... and as I tried to circle her around to walk passed it again she reared and kept sidestepping. I tried to walk her forward, but she eventually ended up spun around facing me. I then lead her up to the perimeter fence and tried to drive her again from there, and she flipped her head about and tried to rear up again but I backed her until we couldn't back any more. I was able to walk her forward after a couple more times doing this, but she was prancey and chomping the bit (it was a lovely Piaffe though haha). I weaved her between the trees there until I got a calmer walk and continued down the road. She kept chewing the bit and flipping her nose out for about a block, then dropped her head and plodded along like she usually does. On the way home I drove her passed this same place, and got hardly a blink from her about it... so maybe what I did worked??? Or she was just chilled out from the rest of the drive. What I want to know is if there was a different way I should have handled that? What on earth do you do if you're hooked up to a cart or dragging something and that happens? I would like to avoid the latter situation, so any advice helps! I do know a gentleman who carriage drives QHs, and I'm hoping I'll see him this weekend and talk to him as well, and maybe see if he can help me out (though this is the first really big explosion from her, so who knows). Thank you all in advance!