I have a aqha colt that is bred for pleasure but he loves to drive. He is a yr and a half old. I have been driving him on the ground since he was 7 months old. I have hooked him to tree limbs to drag around feed bags bottles and cans tied together to make noise. We used to have a little mini that pulled a homemade garden cart made of milkcrates and garbage can wheels. He pulled it around for yard work (pulling weeds picking up trash ect.) but he sadly passed away from old age. I am wondering if my colt could take over his job?the harness fits him and he is very willing. He's 12 hands right now and VERY stocky. Let me know what you think.
-> Please don't leave stuff saying I have ruined him because all he does is walk in harness. Thanks!
I agree. If he's not pulling too much weight 'til he gets older, I think it's great that he's learning to drive. Again, as long as the workload isn't too heavy, I can't see anything wrong with doing so. And keep in mind you can always ride him later on. My trainer has said (and I can testify to this) that ones who have been broke to drive first are often easier to break to ride. Good luck with him. Have fun.
The only stuff he would be pulling is like weeds and the little garden tools. Light trash that appears in our yard :/ and the wagon is made of milk crates so it might weigh 5-10 pounds. Ill try to get a pic posted soon! And it has taught him patience I will drive him everywhere. I've drove him around the area and he has to wait while I talk to friends and whatnot.