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post #51 of 59 Old 05-03-2010, 11:23 AM
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She is 3 yrs old.
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post #52 of 59 Old 05-03-2010, 07:57 PM
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Looks really good! :) How old is he?


And I'll have to put another strap further back on his breeching to keep it up. It's too big, really, but I don't want (or afford) to change it since I think he'll grow into it. He's already grown 4 inches since I started grounddriving..:3
It looks like you have room in your hip strap to punch some holes to move the breeching up
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post #53 of 59 Old 05-03-2010, 08:39 PM
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beatuiful churum. congrats on the progress.
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It looks like you have room in your hip strap to punch some holes to move the breeching up
I already done that after the first photos of him in the cart (first and only) but it's not high enough yet since the strap holding it up is too far forward. So I need a second strap further back that will keep the breeches from hanging down.


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I already done that after the first photos of him in the cart (first and only) but it's not high enough yet since the strap holding it up is too far forward. So I need a second strap further back that will keep the breeches from hanging down.
I just looked at your photo's again. I would let the back strap out some and punch more holes in your crupper strap and tighten that up to get the hip strap further back.
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post #56 of 59 Old 05-06-2010, 05:46 PM
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in my experience the blinders are worn as much for the driver as the horse,basically when driving [especially on roads]you don,t want your horse to see more then you,and if you have control over how much he sees,you are in a better position to control him shoul anything unexpected happen,i know you see adverts saying bombproof believe me there is no such thing,and if something scares a horse as long as he can see it he will run

I agree you want the horse looking forward. Not looking back seeing the carriage and trying to get away from it.
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post #57 of 59 Old 05-06-2010, 06:25 PM
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Yeah, as I said, we'll be practicing much more before hitching the cart :) And we'll start using my harness once my friend has helped fitting it for him.
Saddle..is that the back-thingy with the rings on it? I don't think I can place it further back, it moves forward when tightened I believe..I could try... :/ I think it's behind the withers, like a riding saddle should be, but I'll have to check that IRL before I swear on it..

He's had the eyepatch bridle on but I'm not sure I want to use it. For one I must have a bit with it (he has a cavesson with a non-jointed nose iron now), and when he's at this age he'll get teeth issues, and also... I just don't see a point on a horse that's not trying to look at everything and get unfocused.. in my mind it must be better to just get him used to seeing everything behind him without minding it.. on another forum I got the explanation that they're used so the horse won't react from the whip before they should but I fail to see that as a good reason. :/

The whip is used for correction and affection. If he rears up you strike his under belly if he shys from one side you move him over with it. If he starts backing up you put it accross his butt to get him moving forward. If he is standing nice you can tell he is being good and rub him with it. The whip is a tool that should be carried does not have to be used but should always be there if you need it.
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Phaeton, I think you misunderstood that post. It was questioning the use of blinders, not the use of the whip.
Others told me I must have blinders since he shouldn't react too early when I move the whip.

And I've found out that in the only driving contest I ever might be interested in, blinders arn't even allowed.. so I think I did a better choice not using them. He's getting used to seeing everything without getting scared. :) And he's generally not a horse that needs them much. I do see the point on the horse not seeing more than the driver, but at the same time I want the horse able to see the cart and see whay's happening and prepare for it. Some are more nervous when things suddenly come into view where they were hidden by blinders before, some are happy not seeing, and yet some,like Solon, doesn't really care.
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He's been out more, still doesn't react on cars, dogs or bunnys running out before him.
I had him pull a few (rather light) logs when I wanted to make a jumping course and he had to really work on his patiense :) Standing quietly for several minutes while I'm messing with stuff behind him wasn't the most fun he had ever had, but he did it fairly well anyway, especially concidering his age and experience.

He also got the lines twisted and around his feet a few times, but we've worked on stuff touching and wrapping his legs - he didn't care the least but followed my reins to step right again. (wasn't using any shafts for the ''logging'' since it's not really necessary at that type of work. Did use traces/lines that would be very easily removed, and a stronger harness made for that type of work).


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Oh, he is so cute! I love his coloring! I think he'll look great in a cart.
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