I work and board with a trainer who drives and I learned from her ages ago how to drive, harness, all that jazz. I don't own a horse who could drive so I just made do harnessing for her, driving down the roads with her, driving just off and on in general to keep up my little skills and such. Anywho my main question is this:
Have any of you ever driven quarter horses?
Since I'm injured I asked my mom and my trainer if they could get my mare into a schedule and see if she would drive (it was on my list to do since she's nearing her 20s and I wanted to still keep her active when she's retired from riding) and I know that they both can do it and I trust this mare to meet all the qualifications a driving horse should. I just still want to be active before I'm cleared to ride (they said most likely I'll be cleared to drive a horse and cart before I'm cleared to ride).
She likes a loose rein though and I'm pretty sure that I can give her what she needs in the cart (still maintaining some contact and correctness though) I was just wondering if anyone else had ever driven a quarter horse like so. Another thing and this might just be another stupid and senseless question:
Have any of you ever driven without blinders?
I remember there was a horse once years ago that didn't tolerate blinders (didn't spook without them though) I just wondered if anybody had a horse that didn't tolerate them and if the drive with them how they got them use to it?
Just as a side note I would not be showing and would just be driving lightly around the farm to get my horsey fix. Thank you in advance for your response!