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post #1 of 13 Old 03-21-2011, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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driving my mini-donk

I will be starting ground driving soon!

Currently in the process of searching for a reasonably priced harness - so I have made my own out of an old fleece english girth (it fits COMPLETELY around my donkey! Lol) and added a rope breast collar with some loops for my reins and we are all set for her first driving lesson =)

Spring farm work has to be done first THEN I get time to start playing with the minis more ;)

*note* I will never actually hook anything up to her until we get a real harness.. but it suits the purpose for teaching.. minis are a major fad around here now so even used harnesses are selling for as much as new ones
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-22-2011, 12:15 AM
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That's great! Have you driven before?? You will love it.
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I've driven before but never owned my own, so I'm excited to have one that I will be able to hitch up whenever I want (eventually!)
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That sounds oh so cute!!!

Pictures are a must!
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post #5 of 13 Old 03-22-2011, 08:25 PM
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Have fun with it and let us know how it goes.
Love to see pics when you get started!

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post #6 of 13 Old 03-24-2011, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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I'm sure there will be lots of pictures!

It's gotten cold again here =( hoping it will be warm again next week and I'll begin working with her again
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-24-2011, 05:28 PM
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I sure wish I could be saying the same thing!

It is going to be awhile before I can start working horses again, we still have a couple feet of snow on the ground here.


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post #8 of 13 Old 03-26-2011, 08:25 PM
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you need a sleigh! ;)~
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-27-2011, 04:40 PM
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PICS! Haha, I have two mini donks. One I trained to pull a cart and sleigh, but she's pregnant now, and her almost 2 year old colt is just learning to ground drive while I pull the cart behind me. Keep us updated on your progress!
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you need a sleigh! ;)~
Yup!
That would be fun, maybe one day I'll have one.
I have thought about hooking up a sled for the fun of it!
Kind of worry about the ice under foot though...

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