?? about driving - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 10-23-2009, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 6
• Horses: 0
?? about driving

I bought a 10 year old haflinger to use with a cart.I have be using a sled to learn how to drive she does great.she has not be worked for 1 year how for should i start out driven her 5 miles,or can i go farther.It is a pioneer cart.
home made is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 10-23-2009, 09:16 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 886
• Horses: 16
i wouldnt dare start out with that many miles. maybe 2 miles would be ok. you dont want to come into any tying up or anything like that. keep it short and sweet and build up on the miles over time.
AlmagroN is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 10-23-2009, 02:56 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alachua, FL
Posts: 199
• Horses: 3
I would think of it like you running a marathon. Would you want to start out with a five mile walk when you've only been walking maybe a 1/2 mile? I don't know how far you have driven her but start slow and work up. Add maybe a mile or two every week.
waterbuggies is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 10-24-2009, 04:31 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: yorkshire england
Posts: 633
• Horses: 0
don,t put a distance on take off and just use your own judgement as when to turn for home
jimmy is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 10-26-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 6
• Horses: 0
thank for the info we went 2 1/2 miles she done great.we will build up from here.thanks again.
home made is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Having fun driving ~Freedom Rider~ Driving 2 10-19-2009 06:10 PM
Need to know everything about driving!! dustytrail01 Driving 7 09-18-2009 11:02 AM
Driving Miniatures my2geldings Driving 8 09-01-2009 10:20 AM
Driving.. ilovemyPhillip Driving 4 08-12-2009 02:33 PM
Hi,I'm new to driving stevefromnfld Driving 6 08-21-2008 08:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome