I don't think it's a crazy idea at all. My dad uses his driving horse to help him bring wood to the house in the winter for their furnace. Now, training your horse to drive with no experience presents a challenge. If you have books on the subject, that's a good start. Like Kickshaw said, start with long lining and somebody posted a picture on another thread of homemade shafts for training. I'll see if I can find it.
Okay, this thread has a photo of the shafts (and my dad with his horse :) ) with some great info on getting started: Hi,I'm new to driving
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Last edited by 3neighs; 10-14-2008 at 08:32 AM.