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.