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    03-24-2013, 10:04 PM
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Appropriate driving age

When is an appropriate age for a mini to start driving? As in driving I mean actually pulling a cart.
     
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    03-24-2013, 10:39 PM
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I hooked my miniature horse up to the cart for the first time as a three and a half year old, and just let her walk around with it while I walked behind and ground drove her or lead her. After a month or two of that we did some light walk and walk-trot transitions. I didn't ask her to hold a trot for more than a few yards until she was four.

Before three, I'd do tons of ground driving and desensatizing, but no cart before then.
     
    03-24-2013, 11:04 PM
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I hooked my miniature horse up to the cart for the first time as a three and a half year old, and just let her walk around with it while I walked behind and ground drove her or lead her. After a month or two of that we did some light walk and walk-trot transitions. I didn't ask her to hold a trot for more than a few yards until she was four.

Before three, I'd do tons of ground driving and desensatizing, but no cart before then.
Thats what I thought. Thanks!
     

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