Originally Posted by Corporal
Thanks. Do you need the brakes bc it's too much of a strain for the horse? I'm asking bc the 4-wheeled buggy that my other (now passed on) QH became frightened of didn't have brakes. It was VERY lightweight--we used to pull it ourselves, like a rickshaw.
This is really encouraging me to start long-lining my QH asap. I have a turnout/grazing pasture that is 250' x 310'. (I had to measure it for my new fencing in 2008.) My 5 acre property is flat as a board, so I have a great fenced in area to practice with my breaking cart.
ALSO, how do you desensitize for noises behind your horse?
brakes are handy,you use them to help your horse really ,especially a green broke one,going downhill you can apply it to stop the cart pushing the horse forward,going uphill you can apply it if the horse naps[stops]to stop it pulling him bacwards,they are also good for teaching him/her to stop and stand at road ends,traffic lights roundabouts etc