driving safety
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Driving

driving safety

This is a discussion on driving safety within the Driving forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Horse driving safety
  • Driving horses safety

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By greentree
  • 1 Post By jimmy

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-06-2014, 10:11 PM
  #1
Weanling
driving safety

Hi, we are going to start driving my granddaughters pony fairly soon I hope.When we do start driving what safety measures are needed for the driver and the pony? I just can't recall at the moment seeing anyone wear helmets when driving.You still have a head and accidents can happen? I used to drive a pony when I was a kid but those were pre-helmet days and that pony was mostly good but he did haul butt and turn the cart over a time or two. What are the most common driving injuries? Thanks guys.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-06-2014, 11:27 PM
  #2
Green Broke
The number one rule is...

NEVER take the bridle off while the horse is hooked to the vehicle..
Under any circumstances.

I never leave my horse unattended while hooked up, even tied. If I forgot my helmet or whip in the tackroom and my horse was hooked, I would completely unhook him get what I forgot then hook back up.

Always carry a whip and always wear a helmet
     
    06-07-2014, 01:26 AM
  #3
Weanling
Thanks, That hadn't even crossed my mind yet but makes o perfect sense. Forewarned is fore-armed.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-07-2014, 03:57 PM
  #4
Started
Always have your cell phone on YOU, not in the cart. If you get pitched out, you need to be able to call for help.

I always wear a helmet, driving or riding.

Practice a routine to get the horse to the carriage, and do it the SAME, every time. I do one side completely, then the other, which some feel is not the safe way, but I usually hitch by myself, and do not want to forget something by switching sides back and forth.

Good Luck!!

Nancy
equaeternal likes this.
     
    06-08-2014, 09:43 PM
  #5
Yearling
Everything above plus a good sharp knife & a small can of wasp spray. It doesn't bloey back like pepper spray & had a longer range
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-08-2014, 09:45 PM
  #6
Weanling
Ok, the wasp spray is for dogs? Or people boogers?
Thank you
     
    06-08-2014, 10:47 PM
  #7
Yearling
Lol. Which ever you need it for.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-12-2014, 12:36 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by oobiedoo    
Hi, we are going to start driving my granddaughters pony fairly soon I hope.When we do start driving what safety measures are needed for the driver and the pony? I just can't recall at the moment seeing anyone wear helmets when driving.You still have a head and accidents can happen? I used to drive a pony when I was a kid but those were pre-helmet days and that pony was mostly good but he did haul butt and turn the cart over a time or two. What are the most common driving injuries? Thanks guys.
Posted via Mobile Device
I would suggest you get some books and read up. There is lots to know that you may or may not have learned from years ago. If available I would seek out some instructions from some one in person.
     
    06-12-2014, 06:37 PM
  #9
Foal
I've never driven with out a helmet on. Definitely keep a small knife on your as others have mentioned. Also desensitizing the horse to the cart and environmental stressors. Also some driving gloves help.
     
    06-13-2014, 04:01 AM
  #10
Weanling
The main fault with new drivers ,especially with a quiet pony is over confidence after they have been out a few times and start believing they have cracked it and it's easy.i think my advice would be to treat every time like it's the first time,
ButtInTheDirt likes this.
     

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0