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post #11 of 11 Old 08-25-2008, 08:39 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newfoundland,Canada
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Hi there guys,I was reading your posts,I'm fairly new to driving,I have a basic idea of how to start,and supposedly the mare we bought was mostly used to plow a garden,and haul a cart with firewood,.
She's half Nfld Pony and half Morgan.She's a beauty,nice and strong for her size,around 900 or so pounds.Good hoofs too,like,,,they're kind of big.
She hasn't been used for a couple of years I guess,but I bought a used harness which I have a little work to do on,and I need a larger collar.I have a good set of winkers too.
Anyway,in the next few weeks,I was hoping to find a proper fitting collar in my area,I have some leads to follow up on before I buy a new one,but when I get it all together,I was wondering if I could email you Greyhorse,and check how you're doing with it?
Or,I could just ask you on the forum,that'ld be fine too.
Anyway,I hope it's working out for you.
I found so far,(I'm not a horse expert by any strech,lol),but I find that the slower I go with things,the quicker she ,Twinkle ,trusts me,and from the time we bought her,in april,she's gone from a high headed,white eye,scared horse,to a much more trusting and relaxed horse.
She doesn't trust some people,mostly men ,but she trusts me pretty good now,and the more I do with her,even grooming and spendinmg time with her,she really seems more and more like a human,lol.But I know I still have to watch her as she can get scared and accidently hurt me.But so far so good.
Anyway,jsu curious about the driving.
I have a fair bit of work going on these days,but when I get some of it finished,I'm going to spend some serious time starting from the beginning with the driving.
Also,I'm good with wood,carpentry,and can weld,so I'm going to make a nice little cart for her.
I have a big 4 wheel cart I was given in my barn,but need new wheels,so I was thinking of making a 2 wheel cart,,,here they're called box carts,used for hauling kelp,rock,firewood,etc,so,my nieghbor has a small one for use with an atv,but he said I could borrow it to use for a pattern to make a larger one for the horse.
Anyway,hope you're all doing good,talk to you guys soon,Steve
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