Just a happy thread :P
Some might have heard about Sólon, the icelandic rescue yearling I bought :)
He's gotten into a decent shape and I figured I'll try to teach him to long rein and then to drive, since it's good practice before riding, a good way to build muscle on him and especially me and a nice alternative to regular walks :)
I'm not exactly an expert..xD But I've tried driving and I figured I could try this out. I know somewhat what to do. :)
I tried a girth on him yesterday, which he didn't mind, and after trying it today again, I adjusted a cavesson to him and put the stuff on.
I wonder if he was a carriage horse in his earlier life.. he knew exactly how to behave, turn, to walk before me, stop, start and that.. :O I expected more problem ith esecially the walking in front thing and so on.. but he did great I'm really surprised, and he seemed to enjoy it. It'll be great fun to take him out on walks now and practice :) Andgood excersice for me :P
I'll get my trainer to show me some ''work in hand'' too, I think that can help us and be applied for the long reining too. And in a few years I'll have a horse to both drive and ride
I know the girth isn't perfect and everything, but I figure it would work for this :) Perhaps I can attach some lower rings on it for the reins/what-they're-called. Maybe. I can't get it further back thanks to his belly, but it's all soft and doesn't hinder him. ^_^ I'll of course get a proper harness before we get close to start driving :P