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    09-20-2009, 01:04 AM
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Yearling
Dynamo Jin- Breaking to drive

Alright, so Dynamoo Jin (Jinny for short) is our second foal from our broodmare. She's a yearling now and its time to learn the "lines". She's been a pleasure to break really. Its like its all in her bood already. We crosstied her, and harnessed her, and walked her with it on, for the first time (for everything) all in one day. The next day she got the bridle and walked. And then she got her bit tied back and walked. THAT wasnt a good day (SEE PHOTO BELOW). But that's been her only mistake. So she started line driving around the barns for 3 days. That went well. So today we hooked her to the cart. We took her around the barns a little and then up onto the track. Now the main track is 1/2 mile and then there is grass inside, and then a smaller 1/3 mile track then more grass and 2 show arenas. So we went to the inside track and were walking with her (my and my cousins son) while my cousin drove. Well Jinny decided she didnt want to walk slow anymore, so my cousins son and I hopped on the cart and she went 2 laps around the inside track with no problems. Im so proud of her right now. She's been so quick and easy to break and she's soooo compliant!

PHOTO- Jinny decided she didnt like the way the bit felt tied back so she played dead.... until we took off the bridle... then she tried to play dead AND eat grass..... get up Jinny, get up...
     
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    09-20-2009, 11:45 AM
  #2
Yearling
At least she didn't do it with the jog cart on! One did that last year - it was not cute. I just waited for like 5 minutes, and she hopped up and jogged off! Fun time of year, eh?
     
    09-20-2009, 04:57 PM
  #3
Yearling
If there is anything I hate, its breaking babies!!! Luckily she is our only one to break this year, and she has been super!
     
    10-26-2009, 09:08 PM
  #4
Foal
What does tying the bit back mean
     
    10-27-2009, 01:07 PM
  #5
Foal
Actually, im shocked; you mean you broke a yearling to drive and only in a few days? Over here we really wouldnt be doing that until they are at least 2 and a half, and we would take monthes to achieve the end result of putting them to a cart. I wanted to know the difference between driving in you.k., and in other countries, and this , gosh, has really surprized me! Is it common practice in the carriage driving community to break them so young over there? I'm not surprized the poor baby has just laid down.,poor thing
     
    10-27-2009, 02:54 PM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by home made    
what does tying the bit back mean
tying the bit back means you tie the bit to the harness so it manipulates the line pulling when she turns her head.

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Originally Posted by lillie    
actually, im shocked; you mean you broke a yearling to drive and only in a few days? Over here we really wouldnt be doing that until they are at least 2 and a half, and we would take monthes to achieve the end result of putting them to a cart. I wanted to know the difference between driving in you.k., and in other countries, and this , gosh, has really surprized me! Is it common practice in the carriage driving community to break them so young over there? I'm not surprized the poor baby has just laid down.,poor thing
shes a racehorse, not a carriage horse. Poor baby? You act like we were abusing her. She layed down because she felt something new and decided she didnt like it. It was her way of saying so. Poor thing my butt, she layed there and tried to eat grass while playing dead. She is fully broke now and jogs 2miles a day. She can be hooked and unhooked from the cart without having to have anyone else there. She's probably better broke than most older horses.
     
    10-27-2009, 04:53 PM
  #7
Weanling
I,m in england been driving and breaking horses since I was a child and always broke them as yearlings
     
    10-27-2009, 07:12 PM
  #8
Foal
Oh, im not saying you are abusing her- im saying im very surprised. Different strokes for different folks.
     
    10-27-2009, 07:25 PM
  #9
Weanling
Every one has differant ideas I suppose its what ever a person is comfortable doing with their own animal
     
    10-28-2009, 02:51 AM
  #10
Foal
Well have to admit, I am easy going generally, but I do think its to young; a whole lot of physical problems later on, are probably going to stem from this early a start for the horses. So we are just going to have to agree to disagree.
     

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