I have driven and have trained a mini to drive. But they already had the cart and harness that fit(once I put it on right they would put it on backwards without the traces and breeching and were wondering why the cart kept hitting the mini in the hocks and why he would take off when they just put the harness on and hitched him up, absolutely no ground work)
Anyway, I was given a 2 almost 3 y/o pony mare we have no clue what breed, we were told she had Haflinger in her. I have no clue how to measure her for a harness, she is 12.2hands measured with a tape and slightly off so it could be an inch in ether direction. I plan on buying a lightly used(but in good shape) cart and harness as they are usually cheaper then the same one brand new. Like how would I measure bridle, breeching, back saddle, breastplate, cart shafts, etc?
Also at what age should I be able to start training her for driving? Like can I start as soon as I get the harness? Or should I wait until she is 3 or 4?
Also here are a 2 pictures of her: