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    03-21-2011, 04:32 PM
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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    03-22-2011, 12:15 AM
That's great! Have you driven before?? You will love it.
    03-22-2011, 03:14 PM
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!)
    03-22-2011, 03:55 PM
That sounds oh so cute!!!

Pictures are a must!
    03-22-2011, 08:25 PM
Have fun with it and let us know how it goes.
Love to see pics when you get started!
    03-24-2011, 04:55 PM
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
    03-24-2011, 05:28 PM
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.

    03-26-2011, 08:25 PM
You need a sleigh! ;)~
    03-27-2011, 04:40 PM
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!
    03-28-2011, 09:57 AM
Originally Posted by Reiterin    
you need a sleigh! ;)~
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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