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post #1 of 5 Old 10-23-2009, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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?? 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.
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-23-2009, 09:16 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-23-2009, 02:56 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-24-2009, 04:31 PM
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don,t put a distance on take off and just use your own judgement as when to turn for home
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-26-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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thank for the info we went 2 1/2 miles she done great.we will build up from here.thanks again.
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