Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
• Horses: 0
We are located in Australia, so couldnt recommend any breakers LOL, however any breed can be driven it just comes down to the horse themselves whether or not they have the temperment.
To start you only need two lunge leads, a bridle and lunge roller, and a whip. This is all you need to start from the ground. (The whip is purely used in place of leg aids, as you now only have hand, voice and whip).
This is the method we use -
No.1 always have a second pair of hands when you have a harness horse. Never do it on your own.
No. 2 start out by long reigning / ground driving (If your horse is already mouthed).
No. 3 then move into winkers / blinkers (these have eye blocks to stop the horse seeing the vehicle attached).
No. 4 Then progress to him pulling a tyre or weight of some kind etc so he gets use to weight and the sound.
No. 5 Now I begin to add harness for the horse to wear
Hope this helps, would love to hear how anybody else out there starts them.