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post #11 of 12 Old 09-30-2013, 05:22 PM
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we've done one parade with our haflinger. He will occasionally spook as I found out last week. Anyway he is used to pulling our surrey and we had Mr and Mrs Santa in the back seat. To be on the safe side, the groom was an expert horseman and had hold of a lead line attached to the horse's head. he was prepared to jump out and control the horse if need be. There were also riders in front who could help if need be. A second precaution was a shot of quietex just in case. Goldie was good and the only problem was a slight hesitation to cross a highway bridge. The bands and the sirens did not bother him

The main problem is that the general public is no longer familiar with horses and how they react. They have no idea that a horse could spook at the littlest thing. Therefore they run, scream and throw things. We had a truck pass us on a dirt road last week and he went 25 miles per hour past us. Goldie did spook a little because the truck was only 2 feet off!! At least the driver didn't honk at us.

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-01-2013, 06:09 PM
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ready for a parade.

when tricky reached 4 years old we sent for the show scedule for the london harness horse parade he had been driven and broken by me and he was very firerey in deed.
so i decided that it was time to take the plunge.
we had a small barn in tottenham london and we made plans so we had 3 ponys going from our yard.
there was tricky and me with my governess cart and charlie and christine with an exercise cart and our barn owner jimmy and hazle to a london ladder trolly.
we in turn met an odd couple of turnouts on the way to regents park london and had to do 5 miles to get there.
well i got cought at the traffic lights and the others waited for me and he had a terrable tantrum realy pawing and slamming his hoof on the road with frustration as he was not with his stable mates.
my main consern was we was under a railroad bridge on the tottenham and hampsted line and when trains go over the bridge it makes a hell of a noise.
we arrived there and there we mingled with about 200 turnouts and did a further 3 miles in the park.
he did well and he was just as fresh as when he left from home.
as well as the five miles for home so we did about 13 miles in all.
i was so proud of him and that was his first parade.
he is nearley 30 years old now and so to speak he is the only surviver of the old tottenham yard and he is still going stroung and he all ways amases me he seems to take things in his stride.
i love him to bits and to me he is like a son.
i am happy that he has found equine frendship with quincy as his other frends have passed on.
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