After months and months I finally got my new Amish harness. I am not sure if it is the right size. I have it on the smallest holes and it still seems a little too big. I can take some pictures for the forum. The bridle especially is confusing and seems to large. It has lots of straps and doesn't seem like the pictures of the ones Taffy posted a few months ago.
Once I had the pony harnessed, I did some ground driving. Oh dear. She is not so well trained as I thought. For one when you say whoa and she stops/pauses for a few moments and then she just lunges forwards as if I hit her with a whip. She seems to have no go forward command. Sometime she gets upset and whips around to try and face me. Then at other times she is quiet and walks along calmly going where I ask her. I was told she was a trained cart pony and I did see her driven but I am beginning to think the man who demonstrated her may have just strong armed her into obedience.
She is as 11 hand 6 year old roan welsh. She seems a little skittish but I was told she was fully trained to cart and saddle. I think she needs more ground work before she is actually hitched to a cart. My cart is the common easy entry style. Anyone have any suggestions?