I would be looking for something that could pull two people safely, no more than that, and possibly have a small area in the back for some light-weight cargo. My only concern with Divo is that he's so small
. He's certainly a tough little booger, but he's...just so SMALL!
I was considering something along this lines of this:
But instead of a seat in the back, have a little area where I could lash down, say, chickens I want to take to the auction, some produce, stuff like that. Picnic basket for a light lunch
My youngster (he's only about a year in a half, currently) should
be able to pull a Doctors Buggy, Wagonette, something more along those lines, I think. He looks like he'll be a relatively good sized horse.
I'm just so afraid of overloading them with too big of a cart, I'll find something I like then google the bejeezus outta it to see what kind of horses are pulling it normally XD
Both are getting extensive training so that's not an issue. Starting with sacking out, moving up to at-liberty work, long line work, ground driving, dragging, etc. etc. etc.
I've never personally trained a horse to drive before, but it seems doable with proper ground work and patience. Both Divo and the new guy (he doesn't have a name yet :lol) in my opinion have the head for it. Their both very trusting and tend to just accept new things as they come along. Divo reacted to the Evil Plastic Bag by giving it a sniff then seeing if it was edible. Asking him to drag 'uber spooky evil things' behind him such as cans, PVC pipe with rocks and things in it, and whatever else I can get my hands on should be fun.
If I really wanted and worked daily, I could probably have Divo driving within a month he's so darned eager to please and ready to learn. Once I get my surcingle, it's going to be at least another month of pure long lining and ground driving before he even sees a saddle.
We're not skipping anything
on training. Next time I'm out there, I want to see how nasty the pond is, if it's in decent condition I'm going to see if I can get him to follow me into it. I want to be able to wrap him in a tarp by the end of next week too.
Same goes for the lil' guy. Right now he has the attention span of a flea but he's very accepting of new stuff and very, very, curious. I'm kind of hoping his attention span will increase a little once I get him gelded