I would like to train Divo as a light cart pony, mainly for showing and possibly some rides down to the Amish. He's really too short to do serious Dressage with at 14hh, possibly slightly shorter, so I'm looking for another fun thing to do with him.
He's very Serious About Things, quiet, level headed, and easy to work with. He has beautiful action and head carriage, not a high strung or spooky horse. He does have a lot of presence, he was a stallion until 3-4 years old and has The Stallion Look to him. I think he'd look absolutely adorable in front of a little cart
Any tips on this? Should I see how he drives on the ground before looking for a trainer? What should I look for in a trainer? I don't think this is a task I should be doing myself, and I'm wary about sending him to the Amish. Their working people with working horses, and this is my short little darlingbabycutielovebutts (Loki is my tall little darlingbabycutielovebutts)
I literally hang all over him on a daily basis. I'm either laying on his back (not ON him entirely, but he's short and I'm short so it works) or hanging on his butt (he loves butt scratches). You can literally snuggle and cuddly his rump or mess with his tail/legs/feet without worry. He stands in the pasture for ointment (his chest got scratched) and doesn't fidget or try to nag you. Like I said, he's Very Serious About Things