I want my foundered pony to drive sleighs.
His hooves are bad, but this year he had almost no problems trotting, galloping, rearing and bucking, only when the ground was really hard he limped when trotting.
When it's soft he's great. He loves snow, and doesn't limp then and I think he could pull very easily. He is a strong boy
I will ask farrier next week when he comes about this, but I'm 98% sure he'll say there are no problems. What do you think?
We've been working on ground driving 2 months ago for few weeks, but then stopped due to hard ground (no rain...). He got it very quickly, and we're going to work on it again, starting next week, after farrier's visit.
I would want to attach this kind of sleighs on him:
Using surcingle and lunges. (I hope I'll be able to get a surcingle in his size, our shops are pretty bad )
He would pull on the flat ground, because I don't know how to prevent sleighs crashing in him while going downhill. Unless I could attach sleighs to surcingle with wooden sticks, but I have no idea how to do that.
How much do you think he could pull?
Your opinion on him driving?