Originally Posted by AlmagroN
some good breaking (if she's not broke to drive already) and she could be ok. The only way you know how she will be though is to hook up and go. If she was a former racer, she could still be ok. Im not sure how they are over there, but here, our racers trot slowly every day for exercise, and are only sped up to racing speed when they are turned to train or are racing. There are exceptions though, some horses pull your guts out trying to go as fast as they can (we have a trotting mare like this, she's.... something...) but also sometimes if they are like that, getting them away from the track setting completely changes that and they relax and are never a problem.
The best way is evaluate how she is and how her ground manners are. Does she spook at things a lot? Jump puddles and shadows? Etc. because you can pretty much bet if she spooks at things normally (walking on lead, in crossties, out in paddock) that she will do it driving.
Hi, thanks for the reply.. she is an ex-racer brought over to the UK from Germany.. her manners are exceptionally good on the ground, and seems to spook at nothing (even with a foal at foot) , I use a noisy old tractor around her regularly and she does`nt bother about it at all.. i`m going to start lunging her this week to get her a bit fit then try and hook her up and have a go.. i`ll let you know how it goes .. thanks again Kev