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post #51 of 53 Old 01-25-2014, 05:59 PM
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The horse was actually stung by a bee. Just so you all know.
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post #52 of 53 Old 01-25-2014, 06:56 PM
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I have seen worse wrecks with teams than happened in that video. Accidents can and do happen, and I heard from an old remaster (TEAMSTER, sorry, autocorrect) onceif you haven't had a wreck you're either lying or haven't been driving long enough.

I was turned off the whole driving deal for a while just because my dad had a couple bad wrecks when I was younger and the first impression I got from that wasn't the greatest.

Having said that, I also know and have seen a lot of really nice teams and in hindsight my aggressive, loud dad probably wasn't the best match for the high strung horses he had. He's got clydes now and we drive a bit. Now that I'm not having to constantly prepare to die driving is a lot more enjoyable!!

Is driving dangerous? I would say it's no more risky than riding but the difference is when things go wrong, they can turn real bad real fast. There's a lot more that can go wrong with a big team, a lot of harness and a wagon all in the mix. I've seen some bad wrecks but I've also seen a lot of people get hurt riding. I can't say one is all that much more dangerous than the other, there's just a difference in the risks involved.
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post #53 of 53 Old 01-25-2014, 10:15 PM
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The horse was actually stung by a bee. Just so you all know.
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