- May 13, 2008
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- Ithaca, Nebraska
I've loved horses since I was 5, when I first saw a real one near my home in San Diego, CA. I took dressage lessons in MD, hunter/jumper lessons in NE and finally bought my first horse when I was 25, a 3 year old off the track thoroghbred gelding. We acquired a "free" paint/pony for my step-daughter when my new husband and I moved to our little acreage. Years later, I became pregnant with my son and my step- daughter lost interest in horses and eventually moved back to her mother's, which is a whole other sad story. Well, I sold my big horses but bought a mini so I could at least still own a horse.
Keller's Triggernometry or Trigger has been such a blessing to me. I've had him since he was 4 months old and he just turned 3 years. He's a silver bay gelding out of a Don Maas mare and a palamino stud. I really want to train him to drive. I have an easy entry cart, leather harness with an over-check bridle (I think that's what it's called) and a half-cheek snaffle bit. My question is: Is it possible to train him to ground drive without a "helper", because I don't really have one, not on a continual basis anyway? Are there any trainers for minis near Omaha? Well, my dream is to drive and someday own more minis... I would love any advice.