I know when I get one who wants to bolt on me I will start making circles and continue getting smaller and smaller until the horse stops. Bolting in a cart is no fun, usually the cart is kicked and thrown around and shafts go between legs, under stomachs, ect. Eventually that bolting horse with a cart will run that cart into a tree or something else and cause a lot of damage to the cart, horse, and if the rider is still hanging on, them too! Just be sure to keep the circles large enough that you do not take the chance of flipping the cart.
Driving is a lot more dangerous than riding.
The main thing is the same when trying to stop a bolting horse while riding, disengage the hind end in any way you can safely do so!
If it comes down to it and you can not get the horse to do circles until it calms down, then try to ride it all out just try to steer away from objects like trees and fences! Trust me I have had to do this with a green broke mini that jerked the lead rope from the person who was helping me hands and I was on the cart and he took off, he would not slow down but would listen to my commands for turns so I had to ride it out and just turn him away from all objects so he did not hurt anyone.
You know how to make a miniature horse even smaller? Leave them in the dryer a little longer!
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Last edited by minihorse927; 01-16-2009 at 12:47 AM.