How hard would it be to teach a riding horse to drive?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Driving

How hard would it be to teach a riding horse to drive?

This is a discussion on How hard would it be to teach a riding horse to drive? within the Driving forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Teaching a riding horse to drive
  • Teaching a driving horse to be a riding horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-07-2009, 04:07 PM
  #1
Started
How hard would it be to teach a riding horse to drive?

Would it go smoother since he already rides well? He's a five-year-old American Cream and I'd like to get into driving someday. I was just wondering if it's easier to teach driving when they already ride, and vice versa.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-09-2009, 01:34 AM
  #2
Foal
I think it will be a bit easier if the horse is a willing horse. He is still young which is a good thing. Ground drive him first. Either tie leap ropes together to make a longer leads or use lunge lines. I would start with a halter and put the two leads on the side of the hatler and get behind him turning him and bending him on the ground. I would do ground driving to see if he would do well and go from there. Hope this helps.
     
    10-09-2009, 08:58 PM
  #3
Started
Thank you. That makes sense.
     
    10-10-2009, 01:48 AM
  #4
Weanling
Keep in mind that he's not used to you asking him to move forward from behind him so have someone walk next to him while you give him the cue to walk forward.

Just be sure they don't say anything to him, he needs to get used to the cues coming from behind him.

Good luck!
     
    10-13-2009, 12:23 AM
  #5
Foal
That is great way to get started. Anywhere beyond that I would start looking for another person to start helping you descenitize the horse to sounds (of things behind him, and objects, bumping him) in prep for the hooking. Don't do this alone! If you know someone who drives it would be good to ride him behind a carriage, or lead him behind it so he sees what is making all the noise. Take it slow and use baby steps. Don't do it alone. It is a lot of fun once you're there! Good luck!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to teach to drive.. is it possible? Snapple122 Driving 6 09-03-2009 03:16 PM
How did you teach your horse to... White Foot Horse Training 12 07-03-2009 04:02 PM
And we all think just horse riding is hard... RedRoan Horse Videos 15 06-01-2009 06:29 PM
How do I teach my Horse.... prbygenny Horse Training 8 09-19-2008 06:32 PM
RIDING A HARD MOUTH sweetypie16 Horse Training 12 09-06-2007 11:26 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0