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  • My mini ran away with the cart and is now terrified of driving
  • Welsh ponies driveing at the lawn

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    02-15-2012, 11:02 AM
  #21
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Horseygirlsmith    
Thank You For all your wonderful comments. I think I need to get her retrained because she is now scared of the cart. That trainer was a waste of MONEY!!
If this is a new developement she just may have been sent home too early if you were not prepared and qualified to continue her training. That could have been something that the trainer may or may not have had a say in.
     
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    02-15-2012, 11:04 AM
  #22
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Horseygirlsmith    
My welsh pony mare is very energetic. Last year she ran away with the cart and swerved on to a lawn and threw the driver off the cart. She is well trained to the cart-she has a month and a half of training-but is very energetic and wants to go fast. She dosn't do any of this stuff when being ridden. What should I do to inprove my ponys bad cart habit?
6 weeks is not very long and depending on what handling the pony has had in the past could make a big difference. Any way at 6 weeks I would not be on a lawn but in an enclosed arena for safety.
     
    04-16-2012, 02:40 PM
  #23
Foal
Blinders

I have been driving over 25 years and most of that was in downtown traffic conditions. Anytime you are driving a horse it should be with blinders on. A horse has mon-nocular vision ( they see 180 degrees on each side - not right in front of their face or rright behind them) In the wilds they are flight in times of danger. So if a car comes from behind them it does not spook them.

I would never ride in a carriage or drive a horse and carriage that does not have blinders on them. Just plain unsafe!!

If you are in a show that may be totally different - but when I take my drafts into a ring they always have blinders on.

Put saftey first!
     
    04-25-2012, 01:14 PM
  #24
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Horseygirlsmith    
My welsh pony mare is very energetic. Last year she ran away with the cart and swerved on to a lawn and threw the driver off the cart. She is well trained to the cart-she has a month and a half of training-but is very energetic and wants to go fast. She dosn't do any of this stuff when being ridden. What should I do to inprove my ponys bad cart habit?
start from basics long rein her in 20 meter circles and if she bolts away let her run in a circle and wear her down she probley wont listen to you first but she will have you ridden her in a blinkerd bridle that mite help when she does good reward her don't for get keep an eye on her eye as you mite get dizzy and rember count how many laps she does from a fixed point and don't for get do the same amount on the other rein I hope this helps.
     
    04-25-2012, 04:41 PM
  #25
Foal
As a beginner driver, I can't imagine going without a helmet or blinders.. my mini is very well trained,, but I'm not... That said... I use the same precautions that I did when I was riding.. but more of them.. because now not only do I have a horse to worry about if something goes wrong but that horse is attached to a very deadly weapon! When he is fresh.. we work in the jump feild and stay there until he has worked himself calm..doing patterns and gait changes. Then, and only then, once I am truly convinced that he is settled do we venture out onto the laneway. It isn't busy, but I don't need him to get distracted or silly at the wrong time!
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    04-25-2012, 05:59 PM
  #26
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Horseygirlsmith    
My welsh pony mare is very energetic. Last year she ran away with the cart and swerved on to a lawn and threw the driver off the cart. She is well trained to the cart-she has a month and a half of training-but is very energetic and wants to go fast. She dosn't do any of this stuff when being ridden. What should I do to inprove my ponys bad cart habit?
hiya just like you I have a welsh section a a welsh mountain pony his name is tricky and well were do I start about him to us he is our son he drives and is very stroung as well he is 27 years old now he was paired with vanessas cremello tammy who we lot 7 months a go dew to old age we drove them in tandem one infront of the other.
I think like me you need to go back to basics and find your selfs and bribe him or her with titbits when told to stand and walk and trot I think he winds him self up a little by the sounds of it and it is better if you train him your self it takes time trust me youll win him over in good time.
I think an exercise is to ask him to stand square the welsh ponys stand like a rocking horse in the show ring tap his legs with a wip and lift his fore
Feet one at a time and say stand and build up from there tricky gives you kisses asks for food lifts left to right fore legs makes a chewing sound as
Well for titbits and stands on podums so a 12 hh pony becomes 17 hh tall
With his fores on a podum and hinds on the ground I have a picture of him here.
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    04-25-2012, 06:17 PM
  #27
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Raven12    
As a beginner driver, I can't imagine going without a helmet or blinders.. my mini is very well trained,, but I'm not... That said... I use the same precautions that I did when I was riding.. but more of them.. because now not only do I have a horse to worry about if something goes wrong but that horse is attached to a very deadly weapon! When he is fresh.. we work in the jump feild and stay there until he has worked himself calm..doing patterns and gait changes. Then, and only then, once I am truly convinced that he is settled do we venture out onto the laneway. It isn't busy, but I don't need him to get distracted or silly at the wrong time!
hiya that is very wise to have a jocky skull cap to protect you and its wise to drive in blinkers to as the pony will think the cart is chaseing the pony and desaster would occure if you have a manage or a paddock lunging would help you and even long reining in harness ill tell you how when the reins come through the pad terrets lets say you send mini in the clockwise direction rule 1 give and take on the rein if mini backs up slacken off if she goes to rear the left hand near side rein goes under the tail so you have more controle as the pony evades think in your minds eye when to give slack and then prompted mini to walk foward and once she does keep her going for a few circules then ask her to woa and feed a tit bit rule 2 the pony will apply and will fight with her own weight through the rein and once she is going fine you can long rein her with 2 thingers
It takes time but its worth it in the long run as you will instill what you want in your pony I have a section a welsh pony 27 year old and he is lovley to drive I broke him in my self
If you need any more help just ask and I will advise you many thank mick and ness.
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    04-25-2012, 10:23 PM
  #28
Showing
When horses were the only source of horse power, many many people were killed because of horses bolting. All of them typically wore blinders. Someone figured out that it was much safer to allow the horse to see what was going on behind and matching the noises to the implement, quickly becoming old hat. I drove a horse that was a wreck in blinders yet settled beautifully in a regular bridle, no fears at all.
     
    04-26-2012, 03:57 AM
  #29
Foal
I suppose that having no blinders would work for some horses, but I think that I would be afraid to try.. especially scince my guy has been trained with them.
     
    04-26-2012, 04:45 AM
  #30
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Horseygirlsmith    
My welsh pony mare is very energetic. Last year she ran away with the cart and swerved on to a lawn and threw the driver off the cart. She is well trained to the cart-she has a month and a half of training-but is very energetic and wants to go fast. She dosn't do any of this stuff when being ridden. What should I do to inprove my ponys bad cart habit?
hiya iv put one of our pictures of both ponys being lunged at once on 2 seperert lunge lines in a 20 meter circle at walk trot and canter and was schooling 2 ponys at once.
     

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